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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. Last Changed: 05-Apr-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) 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; 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 [Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape]

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Hainan]

    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 Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, 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, 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.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581. (F St John)
  2. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  4. 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)
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  6. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  7. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  11. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  14. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  15. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  16. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  17. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  18. Proctor, G. R. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI. (F Cayman)
  19. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  21. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  22. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  23. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  25. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  26. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=316875. Accessed 10 December 2018.