Taxon: Elephantopus scaber L.

 
Genus: Elephantopus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Vernonieae
Subtribe: Elephantopinae
Nomen number: 401632
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:814. 1753
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • erva-colégio  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-grossa  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • suçuaiá  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • di dan cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):253. 1999)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Malaysia

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland]


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Philippines


References:

  1. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  3. Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  4. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  6. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  7. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  8. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  9. Jeffrey, C. 1988. The Vernonieae in East Tropical Africa. Notes on Compositae: V Kew Bull. 43:272.
  10. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  11. Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  12. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):253.
  13. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  14. Turner, I. M. A catalogue of the vascular plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bull. Singapore vol. 47. (L Malaya)
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  16. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  17. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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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?id=401632. Accessed 26 May 2018.