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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil to Argentina (Jujuy, Salta).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb, the stems decumbent or erect; stems often reddish, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves broadly ovate to deltate, 5–11 cm long, 4–8 cm wide, base truncate or with a short attenuate part, margins dentate, apex acute, usually glabrous.
    Capitulum
    Capitula solitary, elongated-conical, discoid, 10–24 mm long, 11–17 mm in diameter; phyllaries in 3 series, 5–7 mm long.
    Florets
    Disc florets many, yellow to orange, 2.7–3.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Achenes black, 2–2.5 mm long, ciliate; pappus of 2 bristles 0.3–1.5 mm long.
    Habitat
    Unclear; the Zanzibari specimen might be from a clove shamba
    Distribution
    known only from cultivation and escapes from cultivation K4 U4 Z
    [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
    Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 1300 m.; Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Jawa, Paraguay

    Introduced into:

    Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Central African Repu, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Leeward Is., Mali, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Poland, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam, Windward Is.

    Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K.Jansen appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [2224], Piauí K000054453
    Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [2224], Piauí K000054454
    Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [4734], Brazil K000955721
    Agra, M.F. [1170], Paraíba K000054456
    Agra, M.F. [1170], Paraíba K000054457
    Ash [1612], Ethiopia Spilanthes oleracea 35897.000

    First published in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 65 (1985)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/ConsultaPublicaUC/ResultadoDaConsultaNovaConsulta.do.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • D.J.N. Hind & Biggs in Curtis Bot. Mag. 20: 31–39 (2003).
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 216 (1994).
    • D.J.N. Hind in Fl. Masc. 109: 209 (1993).
    • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 234, t. 52 (1991).
    • R.K.Jansen in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 65 (1985).

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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