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Taxon: Margyricarpus pinnatus (Lam.) Kuntze

Genus: Margyricarpus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Rosoideae tribe: Agrimonieae subtribe: Sanguisorbinae
Nomen number: 404865
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 3(3):77. 1898
Name verified on: 26-Mar-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Oct-2001
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • pearlfruit   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Chubut, Cordoba, Entre Rios, La Pampa, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, Santa Cruz, Tucuman; Chile; Uruguay

    Australia: Australia - New South Wales

  • also cultivated


  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Cabrera, A. L., ed. 1965–1970. Flora de la provincia de Buenos Aires.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Hosking, J. R. 2013. pers. comm. via e–mail on 11 Mar. [re. Australian distribution].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= M. setosus].
  • Romoleroux, K. 1996. Rosaceae. In: Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds., Flora of Ecuador 56:60–62.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.


Check other web resources for Margyricarpus pinnatus (Lam.) Kuntze:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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