Taxon: Pascalia glauca Ortega

Genus: Pascalia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 403969
Place of publication: Nov. pl. descr. dec. 4:39. 1797
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Jan-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jul-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • espanta-colono  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • flor-de-sapo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to livestock fide F SE US, as Wedelia glauca)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Paraguay Presidente Hayes; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia

  • Adventive

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Florida, Georgia


  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Strother, J. L. 1991. Taxonomy of Complaya, Elaphandra, Iogeton, Jefea, Wamalchitamia, Wedelia, Zexmenia, and Zyzyxia (Compositae-Heliantheae-Ecliptinae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 33:40.


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