1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Acmella Rich. ex Pers.
      1. Acmella radicans (Jacq.) R.K.Jansen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to NW. Venezuela and Bolivia, Caribbean.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb 6–30(–100?) cm high; stem erect to ascending, rarely rooting at the nodes, green to purple, glabrous to pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to narrowly ovate, 1–8 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, base attenuate, margins denticulate to dentate, apex acute, glabrous to sparsely pilose and with hispid margins; petiole 4–37 mm long.
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary or in groups of 2–3, long-stalked, elongate-conical, discoid, 6–11 mm long, 5–9 mm in diameter; phyllaries 6–9, 2-seriate, 4–7 mm long.
    Florets
    Disc florets many, greenish white or white, 1.6–2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes black, 2–2.7 mm long, ciliate; pappus of 2–3 subequal bristles 0.4–1.6 mm long.
    [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. 0 - 1650 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Assam, Bangladesh, India, Netherlands Antilles, Tanzania

    Acmella radicans (Jacq.) R.K.Jansen appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mandon, G. [63], Bolivia Acmella radicans var. debilis K000497309 Unknown type material

    First published in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 69 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R.K.Jansen in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 69 (1985).

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0