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Taxon: Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.

 
Genus: Tarchonanthus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Tarchonantheae
Nomen number: 80052
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:842. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 01-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • camphorwood  (Source: Pl Book) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (used for making musical instruments)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia


References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. Compton, R. H. 1976. The flora of Swaziland.
  3. Cufodontis, G. 1953-1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Tarchonanthus+camphoratus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Herman, P. P. J. 2002. Revision of the Tarchonanthus camphoratus complex (Asteraceae-Tarchonantheae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 32:21-28.
  7. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  8. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  9. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.

Check other web resources for Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=80052. Accessed 19 October 2019.