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Acmella caulirhiza Delile
    Voy. Meroe 4: 335 (1826).

Acmella caulirhiza
Specimen at P: Bojer

Credit: MNHN, France

  • Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murray [sensu auct]
  • Spilanthes acmella var. acmella
  • Spilanthes caulirhiza (Delile) DC. [sensu De C]
  • Spilanthes caulirhiza var. madagascariensis DC.
  • Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. [sensu A. H]
  • Spilanthes mauritiana fo. madagascariensis (DC.) A. H. Moore

    Distribution: Madagascar, The Mascarenes, Africa

    Bioclimate: Humid, Subhumid

    Vegetation Formation: Forest, Freshwater Wetland, Inselberg/Rock Face

    Elevation (m): 0-499, 500-999, 1000-1499, 1500-1999

    Province: Antananarivo, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara

    Protected Areas : Bemaraha, Manongarivo, Ranomafana

    Important sites outside protected areas: Ankaratra, Ile Ste Marie

    Note: Humbert identified material as Spilanthes acmella (var. acmella), a synonym of a widespread Asian species correctly known as Acmella paniculata (Wall. ex DC.) R.K. Jansen. De Candolle suggested that his var. madagascariensis may be a distinct species - we agree this is possible, but variation in Africa and Madagascar is complex and would need careful examination to resolve.

    Type(s) of syns and other voucher(s): NOYES 981 (MO, P)

    Updated on: 14 Jan. 2008


     

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