Acmella oleracea

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Acmella oleracea


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: Heliantheae
Subtribus: Spilanthinae
Genus: Acmella
Species: Acmella oleracea


Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K.Jansen, Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8 65 1985.


  • Acmella calva var. oleracea (Jacq.) B.N. Mehrotra, B.S. Aswal & B.S. Bisht
  • Acmella occidentalis (Willd.) Rich. ex Pers.
  • Anacyclus pyrethraria (L.) Spreng.
  • Anthemis occidentalis Willd.
  • Bidens fervida Lam.
  • Bidens fixa Hook.f.
  • Bidens fusca Lam.
  • Bidens oleracea (L.) Cav. ex Steud.
  • Cotula pyrethraria L.
  • Isocarpha pyrethraria (L.) Cass.
  • Pyrethraria dichotoma Pers. ex Steud.
  • Pyrethrum spilanthus Medic.
  • Spilanthes oleracea L.
  • Spilanthes oleracea var. fusca (Lam.) DC.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Argentina (Jujuy, Salta), Paraguay (Alto Paraguay), N-Brazil (Para, Acre), NE-Brazil (Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco), SE-Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)

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


  • R.K.Jansen, Systematic Botany Monographs; Monographic Series of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists 8:65. 1985
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Parakrassi
français: Brèdes mafane
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