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This species is accepted, and its native range is a cultigen from SE. Brazil.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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
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.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

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
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 K000054457
Agra, M.F. [1170], Paraíba K000054456
Ash [1612], Ethiopia Spilanthes oleracea 35897.000

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.
  • 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

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

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).

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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