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Taxon: Arnica montana L.

Genus: Arnica
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae).
Nomen number: 4242
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:884. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 28-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Dec-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.


Common names:

  • arnica   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • European arnica   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • leopardsbane   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • mountain arnica   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • mountain-tobacco   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • Berg-Wohlverleih   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • echte Arnica   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • arnica-da-montanha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • slåttergubbe   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Norway; Sweden
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary [extinct?]; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania [extinct?]; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • BernhardSmith, A. 1923. Poisonous plants of all countries, 2nd ed. [poisonous].
  • Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis.
  • Britton, N. L. et al., eds. ser. 1; C. T. Rogerson, ed. ser. 2. North American flora ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972
  • Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti. 1988. Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics. [poisonous].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Maguire, B. 1943. A monograph of the genus Arnica. Brittonia 4:485–487.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Pammel, L. H. 1911. Manual of poisonous plants. [poisonous].
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?4242 (29 November 2014)

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