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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Venezuela. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Habit
Perennial herb 30–75 cm long, procumbent and forming interlaced mats, but with erect flowering branches, stoloniferous (fide Lisowski), densely branched; stems often with a purple tinge, slender, slightly angled, sparsely pilose.
Leaves
Leaves alternate or in axillary fascicles, sessile or with petioles to 3 mm long, the proximal leaves 3–5-lobed, with obtuse and mucronate lobes, more distal leaves narrowly elliptic, 0.5–3(–5) cm long, 0.3–1.5(–2) cm wide, cuneate at the base, margins entire or at most with 2 teeth, acute with a callous tip, sparsely pilose on both surfaces, glabrescent, 3-nerved from base.
Capitulum
Capitula terminal, usually solitary but occasionally in lax panicles of up to 5 heads, hemispheric, 7–8 mm long, 15–22 mm in diameter; peduncle to 9 cm long, glabrous proximally and becoming pubescent distally; phyllaries 50–80, subequal, lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide, margins narrowly membranous and minutely serrulate, acuminate, sparsely pilose; receptacle flat or convex.
Florets
Ray florets 1-seriate, with cylindric tube, 1–1.5 mm long, rays white above, pink beneath, linear to oblanceolate, 5–6 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, obtuse, style 2.2 mm long; disc florets many, yellow, tube 1.5–2.5 mm long, lobes 0.3–0.5 mm long, anthers 1–1.3 mm long, style 2.5–3 mm long.
Fruits
Achenes pale brown, ellipsoid, compressed, 1–1.5 mm long, pilose; pappus of white barbellate setae 1.5–3 mm long.
Figures
Fig. 101 (page 480).
Habitat
Along roadsides, in clearings, on cultivated fields, but usually within the montane forest zone; (850–)1500–2400 m
Distribution
K3 K4 K7 T2 T3 T6 T7 U2 originally from Central America but now a widespread weed in the colder and wetter parts of the tropics

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 1500 - 3150 m.; Andes.
Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 1500 - 3150 m.
Habit
Herb.
Distribution
Introduced in Colombia.

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[UPB]
Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Panamá, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Algeria, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baleares, California, Canary Is., Chatham Is., China Southeast, Corse, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jawa, Leeward Is., Madeira, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Peru, Portugal, Réunion, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zimbabwe

Erigeron karvinskianus DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Balls, E.K. [4383], Mexico K001093128
Cope, T.A. [RBG 261], United Kingdom K000914445

First published in Prodr. 5: 285 (1836)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

Literature

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.J. Scott in Fl. Mascar. 109: 105, t. 33 (1993).
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 42 (1991).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E Africa: 166, t. 768 (1987).
  • Maquet in Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 3: 576, fig. 176/2 (1985).
  • Wild in Kirkia 10: 34 (1975).
  • DC., Prodr. 5: 285 (1836).

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