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Taxon: Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren

 
Genus: Aspalathus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Crotalarieae
Nomen number: 310979
Place of publication: Opera Bot. 9(1):213, 283. 1963
Link to protologue:
Comment: = Aspalathus contaminatus auct. (non A. contaminatus (L.) Druce = Lebeckia contaminata (L.) Thunb.)
Name Verified on: 03-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (rooibos tea fide Dahlgren, Bot Not 1964)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pract Guide Nat Med; Tyler Herbal; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Western Cape]


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Western Cape]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  3. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt. 1984. Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13.
  4. Dahlgren, R. 1963. Studies on Aspalathus and some related genera in South Africa. Opera Bot. 9(1):283.
  5. Dahlgren, R. 1964. The correct name of the "rooibos" tea plant. Bot. Not. 117:188-196.
  6. Dahlgren, R. 1968. Revision of the genus Aspalathus. II. The species with ericoid and pinoid leaflets. 7. Subgenus Nortieria. With remarks on rooibos tea cultivation. Bot. Not. 121:170.
  7. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  8. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  11. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  12. Polhill, R. M. 1976. Genisteae (Adans.) Benth and related tribes (Leguminosae). Bot. Syst. 1:350. Note: mentions
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Wyk, B.-E. van et al. 2009. Medicinal plants of South Africa Note: Briza Publications, Pretoria, South Africa

Check other web resources for Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310979. Accessed 15 December 2019.