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Taxon: Boerhavia erecta L.

 
Genus: Boerhavia
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Tribe: Nyctagineae
Nomen number: 316875
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:3. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

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;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Hainan Sheng]

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Missouri, Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  2. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  4. Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. Burger, W. C., ed. 1971-. Flora costaricensis.
  7. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  9. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  11. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  13. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  14. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  15. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  16. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  17. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  18. Proctor, G. R. 1984. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI.
  19. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  21. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  22. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  23. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  25. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  26. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Boerhavia erecta L. :

Images:

  • Seeds: 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=316875. Accessed 17 July 2019.