9207.000 Acmella Rich.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Erect herbs; Leaves opposite, or upper ones alternate; petiolate; lamina ovate, margins toothed; penni-nerved. Inflorescence heads in corymbs or loose panicles, many flowered, involucre, campanulate; bracts imbricate. Flowers corollas tubular, equal regular; Fruit achenes, oblong, 5-angular; scales.

Derivation of name: from a Singhalese name for a plant now known as Blainvillea acmella.

Comment: An American genus with a number of species introduced into Africa and other tropical regions.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical America and West Indies.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
caulirhiza DelileMc,Lk
radicans (Jacq.) R.K. Jansen var. radicans N,W,C,SNw,N,Mc,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Acmella:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Acmella
Flora of Malawi: Acmella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acmella

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acmella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acmella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acmella
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iNaturalist: Acmella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acmella
JSTOR Plant Science: Acmella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acmella
Plants of the World Online: Acmella
Tropicos: Acmella
Wikipedia: Acmella

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Acmella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1902, retrieved 4 March 2024

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