Taxon: Bryonia alba L.

 
Genus: Bryonia
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Bryonieae
Nomen number: 401582
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1072. 1753
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Global Comp Weeds)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - Kursk, - Penza, - Rostov, - Ryazan, - Saratov, - Tambov, - Vladimir, - Voronezh; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Germany; Poland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia

  • Naturalized:

  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Sweden
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Blumenthal, M., ed. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1998 (German CommE Monog)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jeffrey, C. 1969. A review of the genus Bryonia L. (Cucurbitaceae) Kew Bull. 23:454-457.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Randall, R. P. A global compendium of weeds. 2002 (Global Comp Weeds)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image