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Taxon: Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.

Genus: Arabidopsis
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Camelineae.
Nomen number: 3769
Place of publication: C. F. Holl & G. Heynhold, Fl. Sachsen 2:538. 1842
Name verified on: 02-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 6 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:


Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: research in plant biology   (fide Science 269:303. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cabbage/kale   (based on reports of hybrids with Brassica oleracea by protoplast fusion fide Guide Germ Brassica)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of radish   (based on reports of hybrids with Raphanus sativus by protoplast fusion fide Pl Cell Rep 22:52. 2003)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Lebanon [temperate Asia]; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan [n.]
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland [s.]; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire [e.]
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Northern Cape, Western Cape
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Utah
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina - Santa Cruz; Chile; Uruguay

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).
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000) [= Arabis thaliana L.].
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Katam, R. 2011. Arabidopsis. In: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, oilseeds 1:1–15.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Kranz, A. R. et al. 1992. Mouse-ear cress (Aradidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.) - a useful crucifer weed and genetic resource for crop plants. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 90:7–14.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Meikle, R. D. 1977–1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  • Moffat, A. S. 1995. Plants proving their worth in toxic metal cleanup. Science 269:302–303.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • O'Kane, S. L., Jr. & I. A. Al-Shehbaz. 1997. A synopsis of Arabidopsis (Brassicaceae). Novon 7:326.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition.
  • Warwick, S. I. et al. 2009. PART III. Interspecific and intergeneric hybridization data. Pp. 1–91 in: Warwick, S.I. et al., Guide to wild germplasm of Brassica and allied crops (Tribe Brassiceae, Brassicaceae), ed. 3 (on-line resource).
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Yamagishi, H. & K. Glimelius. 2003. Somatic hybrids between Arabidopsis thaliana and cytoplasmic male-sterile radish (Raphanus sativus). Pl. Cell Rep. 22:52–58.
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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
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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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