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Taxon: Gillenia stipulata (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nutt.

Genus: Gillenia
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Gillenieae
Nomen number: 417681
Place of publication: W.P.C. Barton, Veg. Mater. Med. U.S. 1: 71. 1817 "stipulacea" (H. Baillon, Hist. pl. 1:390. 1869)
  • although regarded as such by some authors, Gillenia is not to be treated as a homonym of Gillena, according to Taxon 37:139. 1988
  • see IPNI for authorship of this name
Name verified on: 01-Dec-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Feb-2011
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 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:

  • American-ipecac   (Source: F Mich ) – English
  • Indian-physic   (Source: F GPlains ) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown. 1984. Herbaceous plants of Maryland. [= Porteranthus stipulatus (Muhl. ex Willd.) Britton].
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Baill.].
  • Deam, C. C. 1940. Flora of Indiana. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Trel.].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Baill.].
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. [= Porteranthus stipulatus (Muhl. ex Willd.) Britton].
  • Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller. 1955. Vascular plants of Illinois. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Trel. ex Branner & Cov.].
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [= Porteranthus stipulatus (Muhl. ex Willd.) Britton].
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Baill.; = Porteranthus stipulatus (Muhl. ex Willd.) Britton].
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Baill.].
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Trel.].
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl.) Baill.].
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora.
  • Yatskievych, G. & J. Turner. 1990. Catalogue of the flora of Missouri. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 37. [lists as G. stipulata (Muhl. ex Willd.) Baill.].


Check other web resources for Gillenia stipulata (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nutt.:

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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