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Taxon: Mercurialis annua L.

Genus: Mercurialis
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Acalyphoideae tribe: Acalypheae subtribe: Mercurialinae.
Nomen number: 24100
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1035. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 09-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2 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:

  • annual mercury   (Source: Radcliffe-Smith,p.c.) – English
  • French mercury   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • herb mercury   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • einjähriges Bingelkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • grenbingel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Georgia
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

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Check other web resources for Mercurialis annua L.:


Images:

  • 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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Cite as:
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?24100 (23 July 2014)

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