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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. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  3. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13. (L Cape)
  4. Dahlgren, R. 1964. The correct name of the "rooibos" tea plant Bot. Not. 117:188-196.
  5. 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.
  6. Dahlgren, R. 1963. Studies on Aspalathus and some related genera in South Africa Opera Bot. 9(1):283.
  7. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. (F SAfr)
  8. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  12. Polhill, R. M. 1976. Genisteae (Adans.) Benth and related tribes (Leguminosae) Bot. Syst. 1:350.
  13. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  14. Wyk, B.-E. van et al. Medicinal plants of South Africa. 2009 (Med Pl SAfr)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310979. Accessed 17 November 2018.