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Taxon: Lychnophora ericoides Mart.

Genus: Lychnophora
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Vernonieae
Subtribe: Lychnophorinae
Nomen number: 433202
Place of publication: Denkschr. Königl.-Baier. Bot. Ges. Regensburg 2:151, t. 5. 1822
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jun-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (used in dried flower arrangements fide J. H. Kirkbride, pers. comm. (2003))
  • Medicines: potential source of pharmaceutical agent (fide Persp New Crops Uses 152-159. 1999)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Coile, N. C. & S. B. Jones, Jr. 1981. Lychnophora (Compositae: Vernonieae), a genus endemic to the Brazilian Planalto (Brittonia) 33:538-540.
  2. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 2003. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  3. Melo, L. Q. et al. 2009. Genetic variability analysis of arnica (Lychnophora ericoides Less. - Asteraceae) using RAPD markers Acta Bot. Brasil. 23:259-266.
  4. Robinson, H. 1999. Generic and subtribal classification of American Vernonieae Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 89:75.
  5. Vieira, R. F. 1999. Conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants in Brazil (Persp New Crops Uses) 155.

Check other web resources for Lychnophora ericoides Mart. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=433202. Accessed 22 April 2019.