Taxon: Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson

Genus: Blainvillea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 311862
Place of publication: Blumea 6:350. 1950
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • canela-de-urubú  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-palha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • picão-grande  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bai neng wei  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2, as Spilanthes acmella)
  • Weed: (fide F TamilC; F India)

Distributional Range:



  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Queensland
  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador Galapagos Islands


  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. (F EntreR)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Jansen, R. K. 1985. The systematics of Acmella (Asteraceae-Heliantheae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8:69, 98.
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.