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Taxon: Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.

Genus: Centella
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Mackinlayoideae. Also placed in: Araliaceae Hydrocotylaceae
Nomen number: 9831
Place of publication: C. F. P. von Martius, Fl. bras. 11(1):287, t. 78. 1879
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Asiatic pennywort   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • gotu kola   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • Indian pennywort   (Source: HortTechnology 6:14.) – English
  • marsh pennywort   (Source: HortTechnology 6:14.) – English
  • pennyweed   (Source: HortTechnology 6:14.) – English
  • sheeprot   (Source: HortTechnology 6:14.) – English
  • thankuni   (Source: P.K. Muhkerjee, p.c.) – English
  • ji xue cao   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • écuelle d'eau   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • asiatisches Sumpfpfennigkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • tsubo-kusa   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • hierba de clavo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sombrerito   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sallatsspikblad   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea
    West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu [s.], Jiangxi, Shaanxi [s.], Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [e.], Queensland
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Norway
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Cambodia

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Images:

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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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?9831 (20 October 2014)

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