Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K.Jansen

This species is accepted, and its native range is a cultigen from SE. Brazil. It is has environmental uses, as a medicine and for food.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, the stems decumbent or erect; stems often reddish, glabrous.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, elongated-conical, discoid, 10–24 mm long, 11–17 mm in diameter; phyllaries in 3 series, 5–7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Disc florets many, yellow to orange, 2.7–3.3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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
K4 U4 Z known only from cultivation and escapes from cultivation

[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.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1300–1300 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Magdalena.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Brazil Southeast

Introduced into:

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

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [2224], Piauí K000054453 Yes
Dec 1, 2012 Gardner, G. [2224], Piauí K000054454 Yes
Jul 1, 2012 Burchell [4734], Brazil K000955721 Yes
Agra, M.F. [1170], Paraíba K000054457 Yes
Agra, M.F. [1170], Paraíba K000054456 Yes
Ash [1612], Ethiopia Spilanthes oleracea 35897.000 No

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

Accepted by

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Ghafoor, A. & al. (2021). Flora of Pakistan 224: 1-310. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Mao, A.A., Sinha, B.K., Verma, D. & Sarma, N. (2016). Check-List of Flora of Meghalaya: 1-273. Meghalaya Biodiversity Board, Shillong.
  • 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

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). https://www.jstor.org/stable/26958715 epublication.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Beentje, H.J. (2021). Flore du Gabon 56: 1-148. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • 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.
  • Mao, A.A., Sinha, B.K., Verma, D. & Sarma, N. (2016). Check-List of Flora of Meghalaya: 1-273. Meghalaya Biodiversity Board, Shillong.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 216 (1994).
  • D.J.N. Hind & Biggs in Curtis Bot. Mag. 20: 31–39 (2003).
  • 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).

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • GRIN (2021). Germplasm Resources Information Network from the United States Department of Agriculture. https://www.ars-grin.gov/
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • PROTA (2021). Plants Resources of Tropical Africa. https://prota4u.org/database/
  • RBG, Kew (2021). Kew Economic Botany Collection. https://ecbot.science.kew.org/
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  • Willis, K.J. (ed.) (2017). State of the World’s Plants 2017. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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