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Taxon: Asclepias curassavica L.

Genus: Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Asclepiadoideae tribe: Asclepiadeae subtribe: Asclepiadinae. Also placed in: Asclepiadaceae
Nomen number: 4469
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:215. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Jan-2012
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:

  • bastard ipecacuana   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • bastard-ipecac   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • bloodflower   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • bloodflower milkweed   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • cottonbush   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • false ipecac   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Madagascar cottonbush   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • milky cottonbush   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • red milkweed   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 12(2):89) – English
  • red-cotton   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • redhead   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • redhead cottonbush   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • scarlet milkweed   (Source: F Florida ) – English
  • swallowwort   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 12(2):89) – English
  • wallflower cottonbush   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • West Indian ipecacuana   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • wild ipecac   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • wild oleander   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • ma li jin   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • asclepias de Curaçao   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 12(2):89) – French
  • herbe à sang   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • ipéca sauvage   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • Indianer-Seidenpflanze   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • algodãozinho-do-campo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • camará-bravo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capitão-de-sala   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cega-olho   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-paina   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • oficial-de-sala   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • paina-de-sapo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • paininha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • algodoncillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • corcalito   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • flor de sangre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • yuquillo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • röd sidenört   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles - Saba; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile [n.]; Paraguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    North Indian Ocean: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand
    Malesia: Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Louisiana
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Samoa; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • exact native range in Americas obscure

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.
  • Albers, F. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • 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).
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  • Cabrera, A. L., dir. 1977–. Flora de la provincia de Jujuy, Republica Argentina.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • 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.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Fontella P., J. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten. 1979–1981. Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States, 2 vol.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 4:1754.
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1997. World weeds: natural histories and distribution. 85.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • 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.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1991. Flora of Dominica, Part 2: Dicotyledonae. Smithsonian contributions to botany vol. 77.
  • Proctor, G. R. 1984. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Valkenburg, J. L. C. H. van & N. Bunyapraphatsara, eds. 2001. Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. 12(2):89–91 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(2):89–91.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Woodson, R. E., Jr. 1954. The North American species of Asclepias L. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 41:59.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • 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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