Taxon: Canscora alata (Roth) Wall.

 
Genus: Canscora
Family: Gentianaceae
      Tribe: Chironieae
        Subtribe: Canscorinae
Nomen number: 418842
Place of publication: Numer. List 153, no. 4363. 1831
Name Verified on: 09-Aug-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Wealth India RM ed2, as C. decussata)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed, as C. decussata)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Gabon; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand

References:

  • Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. 1936- (F Madag)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Thiv, M. 2003. A taxonomic revision of Canscora, Cracosna, Duplipetala, Hoppea, Microrphium, Phyllocyclus, and Schinziella (Gentianaceae - Canscorinae) (Blumea) 48:6.
  • Tirtha, SadaShiva The Ayurveda encyclopedia: Natural secrets to healing, prevention, and longevity. 1998 (Ayurveda Ency)
  • 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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Check other web resources for Canscora alata (Roth) Wall. :

  • 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.

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