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Taxon: Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC.

 
Genus: Uncaria
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Naucleeae
Nomen number: 403273
Place of publication: Prodr. 4:349. 1830
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Jan-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • cat's-claw   - English
  • uña de gato   - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide B. León, pers. comm. 1995; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2); folklore (fide B. León, pers. comm. 1995; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Andersson, L. A provisional checklist of neotropical Rubiaceae. Scripta Botanica 1. (L Rubiaceae Neotrop)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Croat, T. B. Flora of Barro Colorado Island. (F BarroColo)
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  7. Jones, K. 1995. Cat's claw: healing vine of Peru
  8. Lasser, T., ed. Flora de Venezuela. (F Venez)
  9. León, B. 1995. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  12. Ridsdale, C. E. 1978. A revision of Mitragyna and Uncaria (Rubiaceae) (Blumea) 24:96.

Check other web resources for Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. :

  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=403273. Accessed 19 November 2018.