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Taxon: Madia sativa Molina

Genus: Madia
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Madieae
Nomen number: 23084
Place of publication: Sag. stor. nat. Chili 136. 1782
Name verified on: 01-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 3 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.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • Chilean oilplant   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • Chilean tarweed   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • coast tarweed   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • madia-oil-plant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • tarplant   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • madie cultivée   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • madie olifère   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Ölmadie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Madie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • madi   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • madia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • melosa   (Source: Econ Bot 49:257.) – Spanish
  • oljemadia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: oil/fat   (fide L Edible Pl; Schmeda-Hirschmann, Econ. Bot. 49:257-259)
  • Materials: lipids   (fide Mansf Ency)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Victoria
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

      Adventive: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Europe: Ireland; Norway
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany
    East Europe: Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southwestern Europe: France
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, Quebec
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut [e.], Indiana, Maine, Pennsylvania, Vermont
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia

    Western Asia: Turkey
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile
  • also cultivated elsewhere


  • 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).
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  • Navas-Bustamante, L. E. 1973–1979. Flora de la cuenca de Santiago de Chile.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Schmeda-Hirschmann, G. 1995. Madia sativa, a potential oil crop of Central Chile. Econ. Bot. 49:257–259.
  • Willis, J. H. 1970–1972. A handbook to plants in Victoria.
  • Zardini, E. 1992. Madia sativa Mol. (Asteraceae-Heliantheae-Madiinae): an ethnobotanical and geographical disjunct. Econ. Bot. 46:34–44.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999

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