Acmella radicans (Jacq.) R.K.Jansen

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to NW. Venezuela and Bolivia, Caribbean. It is used as a medicine.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
guaca, guasca, yuyo quemado

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Caribbean. Elevation range: 0–1650 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Caldas, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Norte de Santander, Putumayo.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, artificial - terrestrial.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 6–30(–100?) cm high; stem erect to ascending, rarely rooting at the nodes, green to purple, glabrous to pilose.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets many, greenish white or white, 1.6–2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

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, China Southeast, India, Malaya, Netherlands Antilles, Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Bolivia (Santa Cruz + La Paz) K001483033 Yes
Venezuela K001483034 Yes
Venezuela K001483035 Yes
Mandon, G. [63], Bolivia Acmella radicans var. debilis K000497309 Unknown type material Yes

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

Accepted by

  • Kiew, R. & al. (eds.) (2021). Malayan Forest Records 49: 1-403.
  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
  • 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.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2020). Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S.. Flora of the Eastern Ghats 7: 1-474.
  • Kiew, R. & al. (eds.) (2021). Malayan Forest Records 49: 1-403.
  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
  • 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.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • R.K.Jansen in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8: 69 (1985).

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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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 Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    ColPlantA database
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  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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