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Taxon: Pachygone ovata (Poir.) Hook. f. & Thomson

Genus: Pachygone
Family: Menispermaceae
Subfamily: Menispermoideae
Tribe: Pachygoneae
Nomen number: 418434
Place of publication: Fl. ind. 1(2):203. 1855
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Apr-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: fish;

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka] Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Papua] Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Sulawesi (s.), Jawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku] Malaysia [Sabah, Sarawak]

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (n.), Northern Territory (n.)]


  1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1966. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. 7:207.
  2. Dasgupta, S. et al. 1979. Constituents of Pachygone ovata and pharmacological action of its major leaf alkaloid. J. Nat. Prod. (Lloydia) 42:399-406.
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  4. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  5. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993-. Flora of India.
  6. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.

Check other web resources for Pachygone ovata (Poir.) Hook. f. & Thomson :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=418434. Accessed 9 August 2020.