Plumbago scandens L.

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 215 (1762)
This species is a synonym of Plumbago zeylanica

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2005). Flora of North America North of Mexico 5: 1-656. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Friis, I. & al. (2012). The genus Plumbago (Plumbaginaceae) in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 157-177. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • 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. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2014). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 7: 1-840. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Powell, A.M. & Worthington, R.D. (2018). Flowering plants of Trans-Pecos Texas and ajacent areas: 1-1444. BRIT Press. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Santisuk, T. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2017). Flora of Thailand 13(3): 429-556. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Belgrano, M.J. & Zanotti, C.A. (eds.) (2021). Flora Argentina. Flora vascular de la República Argentina 19(2): 1-466. INTA, IMBIV & IBODA. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]
  • van Proosdij, A.S.J. (2012). Arnoldo's Zakflora, ed. 4: 1-318. Walburg Pers, Zutphen. [Cited as Plumbago zeylanica.]

This name is accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden. [Cited as Plumbago scandens.]

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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