Ageratum conyzoides L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 839 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico. It is an annual or subshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, has environmental uses and social uses, as animal food, a poison, a medicine and invertebrate food and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest

Introduced into:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mississippi, Missouri, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Society Is., Socotra, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2015 Paie, I. [S. 51821] Malaysia K001045445 No
Jan 1, 2012 I Made Maduarta (Pung) [IMM 133] Indonesia K000734803 No
Jan 1, 2010 Rafidah, A.R. [64263] Malaysia K000705399 No
Jan 1, 2010 Saw, L.G. [48210] Malaysia K000705436 No
Jun 1, 2009 Mike [14] Malaysia K000610777 No
Jan 1, 2009 Nguyen, V.D., et al. [HNK 1629] Vietnam K000575521 No
Jan 1, 2009 Kindeketa, W.J. [2646] Tanzania K000614950 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Ezrom, P. [254] Tanzania K000614942 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Harris, T. [198] Mozambique K000614507 No
Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [431] Cameroon K000746657 No
Dec 1, 1996 Dawson, S. [37] Cameroon K000051829 No
May 1, 1993 Boog [s.n.] Brazil K000488632 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Breteler, F.J. [206] Cameroon K000051827 No
Jan 1, 1987 Thompson, S.A. [1598] Cameroon K000051848 No
Jan 1, 1966 Irwin, H.S.; Souza, R.; Santos, R.R. [8886] Brazil K000924543 Yes
Jan 1, 1953 Boughey, A.S. [6765] Cameroon K000051823 No
Jan 1, 1953 Boughey, A.S. [7025] Cameroon K000051822 No
Jan 1, 1953 Boughey, A.S. [7024] Cameroon K000051826 No
Jan 1, 1952 Boughey, A.S. [7021] Cameroon K000051825 No
Baker, J.G. [s.n.] Brazil K000924539 Yes
Brunt, M.A. [912] Cameroon K000051845 No
Bruneau, A. [502] Cameroon K000051844 No
McWhinter, J. [53] Madagascar K:SPC-32206.000 No
Patel, H. [7396] Mozambique K000613658 Yes
Burchell [854] Brazil K000955418 Yes
Elisante, F., Mkenda, P.M. & Njau, E.A. [20] Tanzania K001562878 No
Araujo, G.da S. [1] Brazil K001560814 Yes
Pollard, B.J.; Djire.; Acan.; Reid. [774] Cameroon K000374733 Yes
Dunlap [32] Cameroon K000051843 No
Philcox, D. [3989] Brazil K000924544 Yes
Thompson, S.A. [1338] Cameroon K000051849 No
Hutchinson, J.; Metcalfe, C.R. [119] Cameroon K000051833 No
Philcox, D.; Ferreira, A. [4477] Brazil K000924545 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3176] K001118677 Unknown Type Material Yes
Burchell [8649-2] Brazil K000955415 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3176] Burma K001118679 Unknown Type Material Yes
Macgilay [3] Brazil K000924537 Yes
Burchell [807] Brazil K000955420 Yes
Rambo, B. [42410] Brazil K000924538 Yes
Gillivray, J.M. [253] Brazil K000924536 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3176] K001118675 Unknown Type Material Yes
Burchell [6607] Brazil K000955417 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3176] K001118678 Unknown Type Material Yes
Widgren [s.n.] Brazil K000924546 Yes
Dunlap [74] Cameroon K000051841 No
Rakota, R. [349] Madagascar K000662040 Yes
Eiten, G.; Eiten, L.T. [6240] Brazil K000924540 Yes
Morton, J.K. [463] Cameroon K000051824 No
Poiteau, P.A. [s.n.] French Guiana K000924541 Type Yes
Sales de Melo, M.R.C.; Melo, G.; Faria, J.M. [208] Brazil K000054202 Yes
Gaudichaud, C. [s.n.] Brazil K000924542 Yes
Chuml, H. [203] Cameroon K000051846 No
Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.43] Cameroon K000051838 No
Burchell [1057] Brazil K000955419 Yes
Rakoto, R. [241] Madagascar K000662030 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3176] K001118674 Unknown Type Material Yes
Maitland, T.D. [293] Cameroon K000051835 No
Maitland, T.D. [43] Cameroon K000051834 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3176] India K001118676 Unknown Type Material Yes
Glaziou, A. [8734] Brazil K000955416 Yes
Andersson [86] Ecuador K000488626 Unknown Type Material Yes
Dusén, P. [8941] Brazil K000924547 Yes
Ogu [206] Cameroon K000051840 No
Kibure, O.A.; Mlangwa, J.; Chezo, S.M. [1099] Tanzania K000612955 Yes
Jamaica Ageratum conyzoides subsp. latifolium K000488633 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3177] Ageratum cordifolium K001118681 Unknown Type Material Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 3177] Ageratum cordifolium K001118680 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3177] Ageratum cordifolium K001118682 Unknown Type Material Yes
May 1, 1993 Oersted, A.S. [251] Costa Rica Ageratum oerstedii K000488640 Holotype Yes

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