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Taxon: Piscidia piscipula (L.) Sarg.

 
Genus: Piscidia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Millettieae
Nomen number: 28636
Place of publication: Gard. & Forest 4:436. 1891
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 7 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Zander ed13)
  • Fuels:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish (active compound "piscidin")

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida (s.)]
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Guatemala


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  3. Delgado-Montoya, J. L. & E. Parado-Tejada 1989. Potential multipurpose agroforestry crops identified for the Mexican tropics. In: G. E. Wickens et al., New crops for food and industry (New Crops Food Ind) 166-173.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  9. Rudd, V. E. 1969. A synopsis of the genus Piscidia (Leguminosae) (Phytologia) 18:486.
  10. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)
  11. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  12. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Piscidia piscipula (L.) Sarg. :

  • 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:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=28636. Accessed 18 December 2018.