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Taxon: Larrea tridentata (DC.) Coville

Genus: Larrea
Family: Zygophyllaceae subfamily: Larreoideae.
Nomen number: 21509
Place of publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 4:75. 1893
Name verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Dec-2006
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 36 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • chaparral   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • creosote   (Source: J.C. Ritchie, p.c.) – English
  • creosote-bush   (Source: F Tex ) – English
  • Kreosotstrauch   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • gobernadora   (Source: F Tex ) – Spanish
  • hediondilla   (Source: F Tex ) – Spanish
  • kreosotbuske   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada [s.], Utah [Washington Co.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Hidalgo, Queretaro

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hunziker, J. H. et al. 1977. US/IBP Synthesis Series. 10.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [with two varieties].
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [= Larrea divaricata subsp. tridentata].
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Ritchie, J. C. 2009. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora.
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Larrea tridentata (DC.) Coville:


Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?21509 (24 April 2014)

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