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:


    • CHINA: China [Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan]

    • 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


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt (s.e.)

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galapagos Islands]

    Other (exact native range obscure)


  1. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  2. Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. (F EntreR)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  5. Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  6. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  9. Jansen, R. K. 1985. The systematics of Acmella (Asteraceae-Heliantheae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8:69, 98.
  10. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  12. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  13. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  14. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  16. 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 26 May 2018.