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Taxon: Acanthus mollis L.

Genus: Acanthus
Family: Acanthaceae subfamily: Acanthoideae tribe: Acantheae.
Nomen number: 100692
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:639. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 26-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • artist's acanthus   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • bear's-breeches   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • oak-leaf bear's-breeches   (Source: Trop Flow Pl ) – English
  • sea-dock   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • acanthe molle   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • Pracht-Akanthus   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • acanto   (Source: Ezscurra, p.c.) – Spanish
  • mjukakantus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Syria
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Malta
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey - Giresun, Trabzon
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - South Australia, Tasmania
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Turkey - Edirne, Istanbul
    Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated worldwide

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Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?100692 (02 September 2014)

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