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Taxon: Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC.

Genus: Uncaria
Family: Rubiaceae subfamily: Cinchonoideae tribe: Naucleeae.
Nomen number: 403273
Place of publication: Prodr. 4:349. 1830
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Jan-2013
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • cat's-claw   (Source: K. Jones 1995) – English
  • uña de gato   (Source: K. Jones 1995) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Andersson, L. 1992. A provisional checklist of neotropical Rubiaceae. Scripta Botanica 1.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Croat, T. B. 1978. Flora of Barro Colorado Island.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Jones, K. 1995. Cat's claw: healing vine of Peru.
  • Lasser, T., ed. 1964–. Flora de Venezuela.
  • León, B. 1995. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Ridsdale, C. E. 1978. A revision of Mitragyna and Uncaria (Rubiaceae). Blumea 24:96.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC.:

  • 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:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • 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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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?403273 (28 August 2014)

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