Taxon: Drymaria arenarioides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Genus: Drymaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Paronychioideae
Tribe: Polycarpeae
Nomen number: 316379
Place of publication: J. A. Schultes, Syst. veg. 5:406. 1819
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature, where the name is ascribed to Humb. & Bonpl. and the diagnosis and brief description to Reliq. Willd. MS, notes provided to Schultes by Schlechtendal (see Melbourne ICN Art. 46 & Ex. 12)
Name Verified on: 23-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide USDA/APHIS)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Baja Sur, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Guanajuato, Hidalgo


  • Duke, J. A. 1961. Preliminary revision of the genus Drymaria Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 48:196.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora fanerogámica del Valle de México. 1979- (F Valle Mex)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. (F Baja)

Check other web resources for Drymaria arenarioides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.