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Taxon: Hamamelis virginiana L.

 
Genus: Hamamelis
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Subfamily: Hamamelidoideae
Tribe: Hamamelideae
Subtribe: Hamamelidinae
Nomen number: 311636
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:124. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 39 (34 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • witch-hazel  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • café du diable  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • hamémelis  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • hamamélis  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • amerikansk trollhassel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick (e.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (e.), Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo León, Tamaulipas]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

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. Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Note: translation of German edition by M. Wichtl, ed.
  3. Cullen, J. et al. 2011. The Eurpean garden flora. Second edition. Cambridge University Press., London, United Kingdom.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Ernst, W. R. 1963. The genera of Hamamelidaceae and Platanaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 44:193-210.
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Hamamelis+virginiana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  11. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  13. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541
  14. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Meyer, F. G. et al. 1994. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States
  17. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  18. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Hamamelidaceae&GenusID=Hamamelis&SpeciesID=virginiana target='_blank'
  19. 2018. Oklahoma vascular plant database

Check other web resources for Hamamelis virginiana L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hamamelis virginiana cultivars
  • 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=311636. Accessed 16 July 2019.