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Taxon: Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf

Genus: Potentilla
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Tribe: Potentilleae
Subtribe: Potentillinae
Nomen number: 29500
Place of publication: P. F. A. Ascherson & K. O. R. P. P. Graebner, Syn. mitteleur. Fl. 6:661. 1904
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25151793
Name Verified on: 25-Jun-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 24 (9 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

  • false strawberry  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • Indian-strawberry  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • mock strawberry  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • wild strawberry  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • yellow-flower-strawberry  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • she mei  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3, as Duchesnea indica; Dict Gard, as Duchesnea indica)
  • Medicines: folklore (as Duchesnea indica)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • CHINA: China [Liaoning (s.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea, Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Java, Lesser Sunda Islands] Philippines

    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)


  1. Bean, A. R. 2015. Notes on Potentilla (Rosaceae) and related genera in Australia (Muelleria) 33:81.
  2. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  3. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  4. Kalkman, C. 1968. Potentilla, Duchesnea, and Fragaria in Malesia (Blumea) 16:344.
  5. Mabberley, D. J. 2002. Potentilla and Fragaria (Rosaceae) reunited (Telopea) 9:798.
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  7. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Potentilla indica (Andrews) Th. Wolf :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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=29500. Accessed 15 October 2018.