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Taxon: Petiveria alliacea L.

 
Genus: Petiveria
Family: Petiveriaceae
Nomen number: 431298
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:342. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Congoroot  (Source: F PuertoR) - English
  • garlicweed  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • Guinea-hen-plant  (Source: L Belize NY) - English
  • Guinea-hen-weed  (Source: F Florida) - English
  • gullyroot  (Source: F PuertoR) - English
  • skunkroot  (Source: L Belize NY) - English
  • skunkweed  (Source: L Belize NY) - English
  • strongman's-weed  (Source: F Jam) - English
  • anamú  (Source: F NAmer) - Spanish
  • apacina  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • hierba de las gallinitas  (Source: F Tex) - Spanish
  • hierba del zorrillo  (Source: F Veracruz) - Spanish
  • hoja de zorrillo  (Source: F Veracruz) - Spanish
  • zorrillo  (Source: L Belize NY) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore; folklore; folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Durango, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  4. CONABIO. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad en Mexico. Sistema Integrado de Información Taxonómica (SIIT) (on-line resource).
  5. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  9. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  10. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  11. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  12. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  13. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  14. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  15. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  16. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida
  17. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74.

Check other web resources for Petiveria alliacea L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=431298. Accessed 6 April 2020.