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Taxon: Turnera subulata Sm.

Genus: Turnera
Family: Passifloraceae
Subfamily: Turneroideae
Nomen number: 317940
Place of publication: A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Turnera no. 2. 1817
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela [Falcon, Lara, Merida, Tachira, Trujillo, Zulia]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, São Paulo, Sergipe]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [El Beni, Santa Cruz] Colombia, Ecuador [Esmeraldas, Guayas, Manabí]

    Cultivated (widely cult.)


    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


  1. Arbo, M. M. 2005. Estudios sistemáticos en Turnera (Turneraceae). III. Series Anomalae y Turnera. Bonplandia 14:258-266.
  2. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Turnera subulata Sm. :

  • 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
  • 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.

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=317940. Accessed 6 December 2019.