Taxon: Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants

 
Genus: Dysphania
Family: Chenopodiaceae
  Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
      Tribe: Dysphanieae
Nomen number: 446530
Place of publication: Ukrayins'k. Bot. Zhurn. 59:382. 2002
Name Verified on: 24-May-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-May-2014
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American wormseed  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Jerusalem-tea  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Mexican-tea  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Spanish-tea  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • wormseed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • mintina  (Source: Weeds Egypt) - Arabic
  • nitna  (Source: F Egypt) - Arabic
  • ambroisie du Mexique  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • mexikanischer Tee  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • wohlriechender Gänsefuß  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • Wurmsamen  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • erva-de-Santa-Maria  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • ambrósia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ambrósia-do-México  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • anserina-vermífuga  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ereva-mata-pulga  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-das-lombrigas  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-bicho  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-formigueira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mastruço  (Source: Persp New Crops Uses) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • menstruço  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • apazote  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • apozote  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • epazote  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • hierba hormiguera  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • pazote  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • paico  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish (Peru)
  • citronmålla  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • naemsaemyeongaju  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide F Guat, as Chenopodium ambrosioides L.; Ency CNatIn, as Chenopodium ambrosioides L.)
  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide WorldWeeds 176. 1997, as Chenopodium ambrosioides L.)
  • Harmful organism host: crop pests (fide WorldWeeds 176. 1997, as Chenopodium ambrosioides L.)
  • Materials: essential oils (used in cosmetics fide Ency CNatIn, as Chenopodium ambrosioides L.)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency NatIn, as Chenopodium ambrosioides; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):194. 1999, as Chenopodium ambrosioides; CRC Med Herbs ed2, as Chenopodium ambrosioides; Herbs Commerce ed2, as Chenopodium ambrosioides)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (oil fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed, as Chenopodium ambrosioides L.)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia, - District of Columbia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Guanajuato, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Oaxaca, - Queretaro, - Quintana Roo, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Utah
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Janick, J., ed. Perspectives on new crops and uses. 1999 (Persp New Crops Uses)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • León, B. 2004. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:89.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • 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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