Taxon: Tetragonia tetragonoides (Pall.) Kuntze

 
Genus: Tetragonia
Family: Aizoaceae
  Subfamily: Aizooideae
Nomen number: 36385
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 1:264. 1891 "tetragoniodes"
Comments:
  • • spelling commonly corrected to "tetragonioides" but not a correctable error
  • • spelling of basionym verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 07-Jul-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2005
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Syst Bot 19:588. 1994; F ChinaEng; F NAmer)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: (in Queensland fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Taiwan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - South Australia, - Victoria, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory
    • New Zealand: New Zealand

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - North Carolina
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Rio de Janeiro, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Senegal
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Puerto Rico
    • Central America: Guatemala; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Ecuador; Peru

  • Adventive:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco

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