Acmella calva (DC.) R. K. Jansen, Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8 41 1985. (syn: Spilanthes acmella var. calva (DC.) C. B. Cl.; Spilanthes callimorpha A. H. Moore; Spilanthes calva DC.);
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India (widespread, incl. Darjeeling, Sikkim); Nepal; Sri Lanka; China (Yunnan); Myanmar; Indonesia; peninsular Malaysia; Java; Lesser Sunda Isl.; Vietnam; Bangladesh as per Catalogue of life;
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Difference between Acmella calva, A. oleracea and A. paniculata as per research gate link;

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Requesting to please ID this plant captured growing wild in Ooty in November 2013. Is this some Acmella sps?


Acmella paniculata I hope


Thank you … for the feedback. However, the leaves in the pic posted at FoI look different…


The Plant shown on FOI is not A. paniculata. It is A. uliginosa. A. paniculata does not have ray florets


Thank you … I take it as Acmella paniculata then….


This has a pale white form also


Please see the key on our website

White heads mostly belong to A. radicans


I think this may be A.calva (syn. S. clava) as per Research Gate publication.

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MS Oct.2016/34 Acmella sp. for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Lengpui, Mizoram
Date : 04-12-2013
Habit : A herb with a hot taste
Habitat : Cultivated
Note : Used as a vegetable


Thanks, …  Pl. Check comparative images at EFI site


Acmella oleraceae ?


Pl. Check comparative images at EFI site at Acmella


Going by images at research gate link, it may be Acmella calva (DC.) R. K. Jansen (syn:  Spilanthes calva DC.)


What are the species reported from your area? Any keys?


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Thanks, … Going by images at research gate link, it may be Acmella calva (DC.) R. K. Jansen (syn:  Spilanthes calva DC.)


MS Jan.,2015/001 Acmella sp. for ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Location : Lengpui, Mizoram
Altitude : c.400 m.
Date : 04/12/2014
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Cultivated
Note : Leaves & flowers are eaten cooked as a vegetable.


Acmella species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)


This maybe Acmella calva (DC.) R. K. Jansen.


I am rally sorry that I have missed the words “it is eaten”. Please forget the earlier ID I have suggested. Info found in the net that one edible species is Acmella oleracea. But I cannot say if it can be that one.


Going by images at research gate link, it may be Acmella calva (DC.) R. K. Jansen (syn:  Spilanthes calva DC.)


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GCC  IPNI  research gate link

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