1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Acmella Rich. ex Pers.
      1. Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 49 - 1700 m.
    Habit
    Herb.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 49 - 1700 m.; Andes, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Annual herb 10–100 cm high; stems erect, scrambling or sometimes decumbent, green or reddish, glabrous or pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves lanceolate, narrowly ovate or ovate, 1–8.5 cm long, 0.3–3 cm wide, base attenuate, margins sinuate to dentate, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous to sparsely pilose; petiole 2–32 mm long, narrowly winged.
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary, radiate, 4–6 mm in diameter, 6–8 mm long, on stalks 1–6 cm long; involucre 2–4 mm long, of 1 series of green phyllaries.
    Florets
    Ray florets 4–7, pale yellow, 1.8–3.6 mm long, the ray 0.9–2.2 mm long. Disc florets many, yellow to orange-yellow, 1–1.6 mm long.
    Ray
    Ray florets 4–7, pale yellow, 1.8–3.6 mm long, the ray 0.9–2.2 mm long.
    Disc
    Disc florets many, yellow to orange-yellow, 1–1.6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes 1.2–1.8 mm long, ciliate; pappus of 2–4 bristles 0.1–0.7 mm long.
    Habitat
    Damp ground in the moist forest zone, swampy sites, grassland near rivers, a weed of rice fields; 0–1200 m
    Distribution
    K7 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 pantropical weed
    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An annual herb a few inches to nearly 1 ft. high with erect branches
    Florets
    Disk-florets yellow and ray-florets pale yellow or white
    Ecology
    In swampy or low-lying ground.
    [UPB]
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Panamá, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Chad, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Malaya, Marshall Is., Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [2225], Piauí K000054452
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [3865], Brazil K000895363
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [509], Brazil K000895364
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [70], Brazil K000895365
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [5520], Brazil K000895366
    Nov 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [2225], Piauí K000054451
    Nov 1, 2012 Jameson, W. [215], Ecuador K001067907
    Nov 1, 2012 Coulter, T. [323], Mexico K001067906
    Nov 1, 2012 Salzman, P. [45], Bahia K001067905 isotype
    Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [1812], Brazil K000955716
    Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [7956-2], Brazil K000955717
    Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [7920], Brazil K000955718
    Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [6928], Brazil K000955719
    Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [1483], Brazil K000955720
    Mar 1, 1998 Harley, R.M. [28244], Bahia K000053586
    Dec 1, 1995 Nascimento, M.S.B. [15], Piauí K000054450
    Apr 1, 1993 Noblick, L.R. [4159], Bahia K000053585
    Jan 1, 1992 Hatschbach, G. [57014], Bahia K000053584
    Dec 1, 1982 Salzmann, P. [45], Bahia K000053590 isotype
    Jan 1, 1982 Gardner, G. [1746], Ceará K000054447
    Jan 1, 1982 Gardner, G. [1746], Ceará K000054448
    Harley, R.M. [21631], Bahia K000053587
    Harley, R.M. [21979], Bahia K000053588
    Harley, R.M. [15505], Bahia K000053589
    Harley, R.M. [25216], Brazil K001031276
    Harley, R.M. [25216], Brazil K001031277
    Harley, R.M. [54812], Brazil K001031883
    Harley, R.M. [54844], Brazil K001031884
    Oliveira, R.P. [527], Brazil K001031882
    Bolland, G. [s.n.], Ceará K000054449
    Smith, L.B. [6711], Brazil K001031278
    Riedel [547], Brazil K001031287
    Riedel [s.n.], Brazil K001031288
    Harris [s.n.], Mexico K001031284
    Hook [s.n.], Brazil K000895367
    Gillivray, J.M. [262], Brazil K001031280
    Hoehne, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001031282
    Endres [51], Costa Rica K001031286
    Glaziou, A. [12795], Brazil K001031279
    s.coll. [[C]12], Brazil K001031283
    s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001031285
    Glaziou [5920], Brazil K001031281

    First published in Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 24: 331 (1822)

    Accepted by

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Balkrishna, A. & al. (2018). New plant records to the flora of Haryana Indian Journal of Forestry 41: 117-127.
    • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
    • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Balkrishna, A. & al. (2018). New plant records to the flora of Haryana Indian Journal of Forestry 41: 117-127.
    • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 232, t. 51 (1991).
    • R.K.Jansen in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 55, map (1985).
    • Cass., Dict. Sci, Nat. 24: 331 (1822).

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    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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