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Taxon: Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.

Genus: Guizotia
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Nomen number: 18068
Place of publication: F. Cuvier, Dict. sci. nat. 59:248. 1829
Name verified on: 10-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Nov-2004
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
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  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Niger   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Nigerseed   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • ramtil   (Source: PROTA4U ) – English
  • graines du Niger   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • guizotia oléifère   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French
  • noug   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French
  • Nigersaat   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Ramtillkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • niger   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Portuguese
  • verbesina-da-Índia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • abisin   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • negrillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ramtilla   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • nigerfrö   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia

    Southern Africa: South Africa - Gauteng, Mpumalanga
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: Spain

      Adventive: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Western Asia: Lebanon
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Netherlands; Poland
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    South Tropical Africa: Zambia
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    China: China
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan
    Malesia: Malaysia
    Australia: Australia




Check other web resources for Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.:


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  • Google Images 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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