Taxon: Melanthera nivea (L.) Small

Genus: Melanthera
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 401757
Place of publication: Fl. s.e. U.S. 1251, 1340. 1903
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F NGalicia)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Amazonas
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua; Bahamas ; Barbados ; Cayman Islands ; Cuba ; Dominica ; Dominican Republic ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Haiti ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Puerto Rico ; St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines ; Trinidad and Tobago ; Virgin Islands (British) Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.) St. Thomas
    • Central America: Belize ; Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia Santa Cruz; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru


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