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Taxon: Phyllanthus niruri L.

 
Genus: Phyllanthus
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamily: Phyllanthoideae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Nomen number: 28124
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:981. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • niruri  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • derrière dos  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • quinine créole  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Niruri  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • arranca-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • arrebenta-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-pombinha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fura-parede  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fura-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebra-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebra-pedra-branca  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quinina criolla  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • chancapiedra  (Source: Names Soukup) - Spanish (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide WorldWeeds 579. 1997); crop pests (fide WorldWeeds 579. 1997)
  • Medicines:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Amazonas, Cajamarca, Cuzco, Loreto, San Martin]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Tucuman] Paraguay, Uruguay


References:

  1. Angely, J. A. Flora analitica do Parana. (L Parana)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Gillespie, L. J. 1993. Euphorbiaceae of the Guianas: annotated species checklist and key to the genera (Brittonia) 45:56.
  6. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  9. Holm, L. et al. World weeds: natural histories and distribution. 1997 (WorldWeeds)
  10. Howard, R. 1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt) 5:78.
  11. Jones, K. 1995. Cat's claw: healing vine of Peru 117-120.
  12. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  15. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  16. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. (F Bajio)
  17. Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. (Names Soukup)
  18. Webster, G. L. 1970. A revision of Phyllanthus in the continental United States (Brittonia) 22:66.
  19. Webster, G. L. 1957. A monographic study of the West Indian species of Phyllanthus J. Arnold Arbor. 38:300.
  20. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. (L Argent)

Check other web resources for Phyllanthus niruri L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28124. Accessed 18 November 2018.