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Taxon: Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.

 
Genus: Scaevola
Family: Goodeniaceae
Nomen number: 70617
Place of publication: Hort. bengal. 15. 1814
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Hortus 3, as S. frutescens; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya (e.), Tanzania (e.)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Guangdong Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Kyushu (s.), Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (s.), Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Australia, [Cocos (Keeling) Islands] Christmas Island, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, United States [Guam]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Pitcairn [Henderson]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia, Niue


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62 (Pl SAfr)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances. (F NCaled)
  3. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  4. Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  5. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  7. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  8. Green, P. S. 1991. The Indo-Pacific strand Scaevola (Goodeniaceae) - yet again (Taxon) 40:118-122.
  9. Greuter, W. et al., eds. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) (ICBN St Louis) Art. 33.2, Ex. 3.
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  11. Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. (F Madag)
  12. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  14. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  15. Shannon, R. K. et al. 1997. (1322) Proposal to conserve the name Scaevola taccada (Goodenaceae) with a conserved type (Taxon) 46:801-802.
  16. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  17. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  18. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  19. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  20. Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i (F Hawaii)
  21. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  22. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds (Invasive Pl Spec)

Check other web resources for Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb. :

  • 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:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Scaevola taccada cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70617. Accessed 18 June 2019.