1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Eryngium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Eryngium foetidum L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.

    [FTEA]

    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Biennial herb ± 15–50 cm. tall, glabrous, with a peculiar unpleasant smell when bruised.
    Stem
    Stem finely striate and grooved, dichotomously branched above with axillary inflorescences at the branching points; ultimate branches short or elongate and frequently ± strongly zigzag, with lateral inflorescences.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves in a rosette of mostly 4–9, broadly linear-oblong to oblanceolate, ± 3.5–25 × 0.7–4 cm., with ± regular forwardly-directed spinous-mucronate teeth almost to the base, ± narrowed below to a short, broad, membranous-margined sheath; stem leafless until the first branching, leaves at this point broadly to lanceolate-oblong or ± flabellate, ± 2.7 × 0.4–3 cm., much more coarsely and jaggedly toothed than the basal leaves, sometimes tricuspidate and further toothed; upper leaves diminishing and finally linear and simple or tricuspidate; all leaves sessile.
    Inflorescences
    Capitula green to violet tinged, ± 7–12 × 3–4 mm., subtended by an involucre of mostly 4–6 bracts strongly resembling the upper leaves but less deeply and jaggedly toothed or entire; peduncles ± 3–18 mm., shortening upwards.
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth subulate, sharp-pointed, ± 0.75 mm., subequalling the verrucose ovary.
    Corolla
    Petals linear-oblong, channelled, strongly emarginate with a long incurved lobule, subequalling the calyx, white.
    Fruits
    Fruit roundish, laterally compressed, ± 1.25 mm., strongly vesicular-verrucose, crowned by the persistent calyx; stylopodia broad and flat; styles slender, ± 1 mm.
    Figures
    Fig. 6.
    Habitat
    Said to be a frequent plant of grassland and old cultivated patches around Entebbe, including as a weed in the botanical gardens — whence it presumably originally escaped; ± 1165 m.
    Distribution
    U4 native of tropical and subtropical America, introduced into Africa, especially W. Africa
    [FWTA]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A spiny leaved perennial herb
    Note
    An unpleasant smell
    Roots
    A fleshy rootstock exuding latex
    Flowers
    Flowers green.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central American Pac, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Fiji, Florida, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Malaya, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Sierra Leone, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre

    Eryngium foetidum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [1568], Cameroon K000008486
    Jan 1, 1988 Manning, S.D. [1277], Cameroon K000051047
    Jan 1, 1979 Lowe, J. [3769], Cameroon K000051052
    Mar 1, 1976 Satabie, B. [274], Cameroon K000051048
    Jan 1, 1968 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6964], Cameroon K000051050
    Keay, R.W.J. [28573], Cameroon K000051046
    Hepper, F.N. [8695], Cameroon K000051045
    Binuyo, A. [FHI 35536], Cameroon K000051051
    Sanford, W.W. [5434], Cameroon K000051056
    Trail, J.W.H. [378], Brazil K001130377
    Trail, J.W.H. [378], Brazil K001130381
    Ejiofor, M.C. [29329], Cameroon K000051053
    Brenan, J.P.M. [9264], Cameroon K000051055
    Ule, E. [5115], Brazil K001130389
    Salzmann [s.n.], Brazil K001130387
    Lhotzky [s.n.], Brazil K001130391
    Vieira [200], Brazil K001130388
    Pereira, B.A.S. [369], Brazil K001130374
    Tate, R. [127], Nicaragua K001130380
    Lowe, J. [4060], Brazil K001130375
    Glaziou, A.F.M. [17626], Brazil K001130390
    Engler, H.G.A. [s.n.] K001130392
    Gardner [1027], Brazil K001130378
    Gardner [1027], Brazil K001130379
    Gardner [s.n.], Brazil K001130382
    Gardner [3002], Brazil K001130386
    Chuml, H. [68], Cameroon K000051054
    Coll. Nat. d'Agric. de Dschang [1861], Cameroon K000051049
    s.coll. [200], Brazil K001130376
    Burchell [3525], Brazil K001130383
    Burchell [3525], Brazil K001130384
    Burchell [10067], Brazil K001130385

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 232 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
    • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
    • Trusty, J.L., Kesler, H.C. & Delgado, G.H. (2006). Vascular flora of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 4, 57: 247-355.
    • Correa A., Mireya D. Galdames, Carmen Correa A., M. D., C. Galdames & M. S. de Stapf (2004). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Panamá: 1-599. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Umbelliferae: 1-127.
    • Smith, A.C. (1985). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 3: 1-758. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.

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