Taxon: Martynia annua L.

Genus: Martynia
Family: Martyniaceae
Nomen number: 401395
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:618. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Mar-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Noxweed Aust)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as,)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Noxweed Aust)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua; Cuba ; Dominica ; Guadeloupe ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Puerto Rico ; St. Vincent and Grenadines St. Vincent
    • Central America: Belize ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua

  • Naturalized



  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  • Hevly, R. H. 1969. Nomenclatural history and typification of Martynia and Proboscidea (Martyniaceae) (Taxon) 18:527-534.
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)


Check other web resources for Martynia annua L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image