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Taxon: Turnera diffusa Willd.

 
Genus: Turnera
Family: Passifloraceae
Subfamily: Turneroideae
Nomen number: 40777
Place of publication: J. A. Schultes, Syst. veg. 6:679. 1820
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 18-Jan-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-May-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • damiana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Mexican-holly  (Source: Zander ed16) - English
  • thé bourrique  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • damiana de Guerrero  (Source: Econ Bot) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Der Marderosian; CRC MedHerbs ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Ceara, Minas Gerais (n.), Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arbo, M. M. 2000. Estudios sistemáticos en Turnera (Turneraceae) II. Series Annulares, Capitatae, Microphyllae y Papilliferae (Bonplandia) 10:49-63.
  2. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  3. Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics. 1988 (Der Marderosian)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  7. Hersch-Martinez, P. 1995. Commercialization of wild medicinal plants from. southwest Puebla, Mexico Econ. Bot. 49:197-206.
  8. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  9. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  10. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  11. Meerow, A. W. et al. 2010. Turnera diffusa 'Luisa', a Drought-tolerant Small Shrub for Warm Climates (HortScience) 45:1895-1896.
  12. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  13. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  14. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  15. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  16. Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. (F Baja)

Check other web resources for Turnera diffusa Willd. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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=40777. Accessed 21 November 2018.