Taxon: Boerhavia erecta L.

 
Genus: Boerhavia
Family: Nyctaginaceae
      Tribe: Nyctagineae
Nomen number: 316875
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:3. 1753
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Apr-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • erect spiderling  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • falso-pega-pinto  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • zhi li huang xi xin  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Free State, - Eastern Cape, - Northern Cape, - Gauteng, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Hainan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Singapore
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581. 1996 (F St John)
  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Balick, M. J. et al. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85. 2000 (L Belize NY)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. 1971- (F CostaR)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. 1969 (F CubaLeon)
  • Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. 1984- (F PuertoR)
  • Proctor, G. R. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI. 1984 (F Cayman)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image