Acanthospermum glabratum

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Acanthospermum glabratum


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Millerieae
Subtribus: Melampodiinae
Genus: Acanthospermum
Species: Acanthospermum glabratum



Acanthospermum glabratum (DC.) Wild, 1967


  • Homotypic
    • Acanthospermum xanthioides var. glabratum DC. in Prodr. 5: 522 (1836)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil Southeast
    • Introduced into:
      • Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Réunion, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Wild, 1967. Kirkia; The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 6: 6[


Vernacular names

Afrikaans: ankerbossie, kruipstertklits, vyfsadige kruipsterklits
English: creeping starbur, five-seeded prostrate starbur, prostrate starbur, sheepbur
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