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
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 (fide Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Rwanda; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Guizhou, - Hainan, - Jiangxi, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan, - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Malaysia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Northern Territory

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Philippines

References:

  • Cheung, Siu-cheong & Ning-hon Li, eds. Chinese medicinal herbs of Hong Kong. 1978- (Chin Med Herb HK)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Jeffrey, C. 1988. The Vernonieae in East Tropical Africa. Notes on Compositae: V Kew Bull. 43:272.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 1922-1926 (F Philipp)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):253.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Turner, I. M. A catalogue of the vascular plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bull. Singapore vol. 47. 1995 (L Malaya)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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