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Taxon: Coptis teeta Wall.

Genus: Coptis
Family: Ranunculaceae subfamily: Coptidoideae tribe: Coptideae
Nomen number: 410462
Place of publication: Trans. Med. Soc. Calcutta 8:347. 1838
Name verified on: 31-Mar-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • goldthread   (Source: Wealth India RM ) – English
  • Indian goldthread   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • huang lian   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • yun lian   (Source: W.T. Wang, p.c. 1996) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Xizang, Yunnan

    China: China [s.w. & w.]


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948–1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Wang, W. T. 1996. pers. comm. [re. Chinese common names].


Check other web resources for Coptis teeta Wall.:

  • 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:

  • 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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