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Taxon: Boerhavia coccinea Mill.

Genus: Boerhavia
Family: Nyctaginaceae tribe: Nyctagineae.
Nomen number: 446726
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Boerhavia no. 4. 1768
Name verified on: 02-Aug-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • hogweed   (Source: F PuertoR ) – English
  • red spiderling   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • scarlet spiderling   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • hong xi xin   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • hierba de la hormiga   (Source: F NAmer ) – Spanish
  • hierba del cancer   (Source: F NAmer ) – Spanish
  • mata pavo   (Source: F PuertoR ) – Spanish
  • tostón   (Source: F PuertoR ) – Spanish
  • yerba de puerco   (Source: F PuertoR ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Ethiopia; Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    West Tropical Africa: Gambia; Ghana; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman [n.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [n.w.], Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California [s.], Nevada
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure, as often combined with B. diffusa

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. [= B. diffusa L.].
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • CONABIO. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad en Mexico. Sistema Integrado de Información Taxonómica (SIIT) (on-line resource).
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978–. Flora de Veracruz.
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986–. Flora of the Guianas. [= B. diffusa L.].
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969 [= B. diffusa L.].
  • Liogier, A. H. 1981–. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1978. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 2.
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope. 1996–. Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. [= B. diffusa L.].
  • Proctor, G. R. 1984. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83, 1975 & 1981
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= B. diffusa L.].
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama. [= B. diffusa L.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [mentions].
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. [= B. diffusa L.].
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