Elephantopus scaber L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 814 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Old World. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Madagascar, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Cook Is., Cuba, New Caledonia, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Seychelles, Tubuai Is.

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Kiew, R. & al. (eds.) (2021). Malayan Forest Records 49: 1-403.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • 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.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Hallé, N. (1980). Les Orchidees de Tubuai (archipel des Australes, Sud Polynesie), suivies d'un catalogue des plantes a fleurs et fougeres des iles Australes. Cahiers de l'Indo-Pacifique 2(3): 69-130.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 203 (1994).
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 43: 272 (1988).
  • G.V. Pope in Flora Zambesiaca 6: 186 (1992).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 814 (1753).
  • Oliv. & Hiern in Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 299 (1877).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2015 Du, N.V. et al. [HNK 2176], Vietnam K001045451 No
Aug 1, 2015 Girmansyah [1136], Indonesia K001045467 No
Aug 1, 2015 Conn B.J. [4488], Sulawesi K001045469 No
Jan 1, 2012 I Made Maduarta (Pung) [IMM 61], Indonesia K000734805 No
Jan 1, 2012 I Made Maduarta (Pung) [IMM 114], Indonesia K000734804 No
Jan 1, 2010 Lim [65692], Peninsular Malaysia K000705405 No
Feb 1, 2008 Arbainsyah [3197], Kalimantan K000512334 No
Jeffrey, C. [358], Seychelles 24475.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2979], Malaysia K001118319 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2979], Myanmar K001118327 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 2979] K001118317 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2979], India K001118323 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2979], Myanmar K001118326 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2979], Myanmar K001118325 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2979] K001118324 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2979] K001118320 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2979] K001118328 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2979], India K001118322 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2979], India K001118321 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2979], Nepal K001118318 Yes

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

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  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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