Taxon: Strychnos nux-vomica L.

 
Genus: Strychnos
Family: Loganiaceae
Nomen number: 35851
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:189. 1753
Name Verified on: 02-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Nov-1998
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_137.html,)
  • Materials: wood (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):472. 1999)
  • Medicines: source of strychnine (fide Import Medicinal Pl; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):472. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Websters Dict)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Blumenthal, M., ed. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1998 (German CommE Monog)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
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  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1962. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males) 6:349.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image