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Taxon: Ageratum houstonianum Mill.

 
Genus: Ageratum
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 1761
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Ageratum no. 2. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 10 (4 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • ageratum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • blue billygoat-weed  (Source: Econ Pl Aust) - English
  • bluemink  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • flossflower  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • Mexican ageratum  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - English
  • Mexikaanse ageratum  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - Afrikaans
  • ageratum du Mexique  (Source: UPOV) - French
  • mexikanischer Leberbalsam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • agérato  (Source: UPOV) - Spanish
  • ageratum  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • zi hua huo xiang ji  (Source: F Taiwan) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Honduras


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia
    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Massachusetts]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Suriname, Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Balick, M. J. et al. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85. 2000 (L Belize NY)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  7. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  8. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  9. Funk, V. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  10. Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
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  12. Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. (L Venez ed2)
  13. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  14. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  15. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
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  18. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  19. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
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  24. Office of the Union UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union. 2009 (UPOV)
  25. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  26. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  27. Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. (F BritStace)
  28. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  29. Turner, B. L. 1997. The comps of Mexico: a systematic account of the family Asteraceae. Volume 1: Eupatoreae Phytologia Mem. 11:54.
  30. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
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  33. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Ageratum houstonianum Mill. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?1761. Accessed 19 December 2018.