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Taxon: Krameria ixine L.

Genus: Krameria
Family: Krameriaceae
Nomen number: 21257
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:899. 1759 (P. Löfling, Iter hispan. 195. 1758, nom. inval.)
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
  • Loefling (1758), published by Linnaeus, did not validate this name. The generic name Ixine Loefl. is cited after and was converted to Krameria by L., thus "Krameria. (Ixine Loefl.)" is not a binomial
  • K."ixina" L., orth. var.
Name verified on: 24-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Sep-2009
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

  • Medicines: folklore   (as tonic, but possibly carcinogenic fide F Neotrop)

Distributional range:

    Mexico [w.]
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Grenada; Haiti; Netherlands Antilles - Curacao; Puerto Rico
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia


  • Farr, E. R. et al., eds. 1979. Index nomina genericorum.; suppl. 1986 [database].
  • Simpson, B. B. 1989. Krameriaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 49:81. [lists as K. ixine Loefl.].

Check other web resources for Krameria ixine L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (31 August 2015)

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