Spilanthes acmella confusion: 3-Acmella oleracea from Hamdard University Herbal Garden

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Gurcharan Singh

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16-Oct-2011, 11:43:05 am16/10/11
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Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K.Jansen, Syst. Bot. Monogr. 8. 65, 1985

Syn: Spilanthes oleracea L., Syst. Nat. 2: 534. 1767; Spilanthes acmella var. oleracea (L.) C. B. Clarke ex Hook.

Annual decumbent herb with ovate to deltate 6-10 cm long leaves with narrowly winged up to 4 cm long petioles, margin dentate; heads solitary, discoid, on long peduncles, 11-17 mm in diam, 10-23 mm high; phyllaries 15-18, triseriate; disc florets, yellow, 5-merous; achenes 2-2.5 mm long, black, without cork-like margin, ciliate with straight hairs; pappus bristles inconspicuous, 2.

Photographed from Hamdard University Herbal Garden New Delhi and TDL Herbal Garden Yamuna Nagar. 

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Balkar Singh

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18-Oct-2011, 12:46:29 pm18/10/11
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Thanks Sir for sharing the Original "Akarkara"
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
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