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
Name Verified on: 01-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-May-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • camphorwood  (Source: Pl Book) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (used for making musical instruments fide Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Free State, - Transvaal; Swaziland
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Compton, R. H. The flora of Swaziland. 1976 (F Swazi)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Herman, P. P. J. 2002. Revision of the Tarchonanthus camphoratus complex (Asteraceae-Tarchonantheae) in southern Africa (Bothalia) 32:21-28.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

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