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Taxon: Heteropsis flexuosa (Kunth) G. S. Bunting

 
Genus: Heteropsis
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Monsteroideae
Tribe: Heteropsideae
Nomen number: 406982
Place of publication: Revista Fac. Agron. (Maracay) 10:201. 1979
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: fiber (aerial roots used for basketry, furniture, etc.); fiber (aerial roots used for basketry, furniture, etc.)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela [Bolivar, Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Roraima (probably)]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). (L Araceae)
  2. Hoffman, B. 1996. Economic botany of nibbi, Heteropsis flexuosa (Kunth) Bunting (Araceae): a root fiber product in Guyana, South America Amer. J. Bot. 83(6 suppl.):68.
  3. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  4. Vásquez Martínez, R. et al. 2002. Adiciones a la Flora Peruana: especies nuevas, nuevos registros y estados taxonómicos de las Angiospermas para el Perú (Arnaldoa) 9(2):53.

Check other web resources for Heteropsis flexuosa (Kunth) G. S. Bunting :

  • 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=406982. Accessed 20 February 2019.