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Taxon: Dracontium polyphyllum L.

Genus: Dracontium
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Lasioideae
Nomen number: 400171
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:967. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Dracontium polyphyllum auct. nonn. (= D. asperum K. Koch)
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 04-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela [Bolivar, Portuguesa]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Pará]




  1. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas (L Guianas)
  2. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). (L Araceae)
  3. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 (Mansf Ency)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  5. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  6. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1968. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname) 1(2):9.
  7. Zhu, G. & T. B. Croat 2004. Revision of Dracontium (Araceae) Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 91:648-651.
  8. Zhu, G. H. & M. H. Grayum 1995. Two hitherto confused species, Dracontium polyphyllum and D. asperum (Araceae), and typification of their names (Taxon) 44:521.

Check other web resources for Dracontium polyphyllum L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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=400171. Accessed 26 May 2019.