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Taxon: Scoparia dulcis L.

 
Genus: Scoparia
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Gratioleae
Nomen number: 33402
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:116. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 01-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • scoparia-weed  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • sweet-broom  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • tapeiçava  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tapixaba  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tupixava  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha-doce  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha-miúda  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • escobilla  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide K. Barringer, pers. comm.; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics & subtropics)

    Other (origin neotropics)

References:

  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  2. Barringer, K. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  6. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  7. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  8. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  9. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  10. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  11. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  12. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  13. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Scoparia dulcis L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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=33402. Accessed 8 December 2019.