Gard. Dict. ed. 8, Boerhavia no. 4. 1768
Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Phenology: Flowering spring–winter [year-round].
Habitat: Roadsides, weedy areas, upper beaches, rocky slopes, gravelly outwash fans, arroyos in tropical scrub, arid grasslands, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands
Elevation: 0-2000 m
Ala., Ariz., Calif., Fla., La., Md., Nev., N.Mex., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Australia.
Boerhavia coccinea is weedy and probably adventive along the Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts in North America; it can be expected in waste areas anywhere in that region. Worldwide, it probably also has a broader range than indicated, particularly on oceanic islands. The complex, which is in need of taxonomic clarification, is extremely variable with regard to robustness, pubescence, and fruit number in individual terminal inflorescences. In the New World, flowers are usually some shade of deep wine red, although populations of white-flowered or yellow-flowered plants are rarely found (R. Spellenberg 2000). In the Old World, pink-flowered plants are frequent (C. Whitehouse 1996).
|Author||Richard W. Spellenberg +|
|Common name||Red spiderling +, scarlet spiderling +, hierba del cancer + and hierba de la hormiga +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Fla. +, La. +, Md. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Va. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Eurasia +, Africa + and Australia. +|
|Elevation||0-2000 m +|
|Habitat||Roadsides, weedy areas, upper beaches, rocky slopes, gravelly outwash fans, arroyos in tropical scrub, arid grasslands, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering spring–winter [year-round]. +|
|Publication title||Gard. Dict. ed. +|
|Publication year||1768 +|
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|Synonyms||Boerhavia caribaea + and Boerhavia viscosa +|
|Taxon family||Nyctaginaceae +|
|Taxon name||Boerhavia coccinea +|
|Taxon parent||Boerhavia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|