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
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Typification:
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

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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
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar (n.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand (n.)


References:

  1. Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. (F Madag)
  2. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  3. Thiv, M. 2003. A taxonomic revision of Canscora, Cracosna, Duplipetala, Hoppea, Microrphium, Phyllocyclus, and Schinziella (Gentianaceae - Canscorinae) (Blumea) 48:6.

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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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=418842. Accessed 25 May 2018.