Blainvillea acmella

Blainvillea acmella (L.) Philipson

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Native to tropical south America, naturalized in Cape Verde Islands, tropical Africa, southeast Egypt, Arabia, India, China, Sri Lanka, Burma, Singapore, Australia and probably elsewhere.

Distribution in Egypt

Gebel Elba.


Moist ground, around wells.

Life Expectancy



  • Verbesina acmella L. (synonym)
  • Eclipta latifolia L. (synonym)
  • Blainvillea rhomboidea Cass. (synonym)
  • Blainvillea latifolia (L. f.) DC. (synonym)


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