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Taxon: Turnera diffusa Willd.

Genus: Turnera
Family: Passifloraceae subfamily: Turneroideae. Also placed in: Turneraceae
Nomen number: 40777
Place of publication: J. A. Schultes, Syst. veg. 6:679. 1820
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 18-Jan-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-May-2009
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 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.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • damiana   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • damiana   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English   [Turnera diffusa var. diffusa]
  • damiana   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English   [Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca]
  • Mexican-holly   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – English
  • thé bourrique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • schmalblättrige Damiana   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German   [Turnera diffusa var. diffusa]
  • damiana de Guerrero   (Source: Econ Bot 49:205.) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Turks and Caicos Islands; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Ceara, Minas Gerais [n.], Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Arbo, M. M. 2000. Estudios sistemáticos en Turnera (Turneraceae) II. Series Annulares, Capitatae, Microphyllae y Papilliferae. Bonplandia 10:49–63.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti. 1988. Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage.
  • Hersch-Martinez, P. 1995. Commercialization of wild medicinal plants from. southwest Puebla, Mexico. Econ. Bot. 49:197–206.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [with two varieties].
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Meerow, A. W. et al. 2010. Turnera diffusa 'Luisa', a Drought-tolerant Small Shrub for Warm Climates. HortScience 45:1895–1896.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Turnera diffusa Willd.:


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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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?40777 (22 December 2014)

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