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Taxon: Parthenium hysterophorus L.

Genus: Parthenium
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae).
Nomen number: 315278
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:988. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: species epithet published as a noun in apposition and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Name verified on: 18-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
PR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bitterweed   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • carrot-grass   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • false ragweed   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • feverfew   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • parthenium-weed   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • ragweed parthenium   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • Santa Maria   (Source: F NC Tex ) – English
  • Santa Maria feverfew   (Source: F Florida ) – English
  • whitetop   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • yin jiao ju   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • coentro-do-mato   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • losna-branca   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cicutilla   (Source: F Tex ) – Spanish
  • escoba amarga   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – Spanish
  • flikpartenium   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala; Honduras
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador - Loja
    Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Reunion; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia; Vanuatu
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Panama

      Adventive:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Israel
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Poland

      Other:
  • exact native range in Americas obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Breedlove, D. E., ed. 1981–. Flora of Chiapas.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Diggs, G. M., Jr. et al. 1999. Shinner's and Mahler's illustrated flora of North Central Texas.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Kohli, R. K. & D. Rani. 1996. Parthenium hysterophorus - a review. Res. Bull. Panjab Univ. Sci. 44:105–149.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Lasser, T., ed. 1964–. Flora de Venezuela.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Press, J. R. et al. 2000–. Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (on-line resource).
  • Rollins, R. C. 1950. The guayule rubber plant and its relatives. Contr. Gray Herb. 172:52.
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
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Images:

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