Acanthospermum Hispidum (Family:Asteraceae) is an annual plant which is native to tropical America. This plant is cited as a weed in cotton culture in Brazil, . Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda. Acanthospermum hispidum. Photo: Bart Wursten Along Zvishavane – Mbalabala road. Acanthospermum hispidum. Common Name: Bristly Starbur. Acanthospermum hispidum. Leaves and developing fruits. Photograph by: Wallace, R.D.. Image credit to Australian National.

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The flower-heads quickly develop into five to ten spiny wedge-shaped ‘seeds’ i. Please send this link to: The achenes also called burrs are about 6 mm long and covered with numerous hisppidum, stiff, hooked spines, with two much longer spines at the apex. Environmental Impact Top of page A.

Acanthospermum Hispidum Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Food and Agriculture Organization. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Achenes 5 x 3 mm, obovate, with two acanfhospermum long spines at apex, compressed; pappus absent. All animals brought onto a farm, as well acanthospemum those transferred from infested to burr-free parts of the farm, must be checked and any burrs removed Parsons and Cuthbertson, Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e.

Fruiting throughout the year. Datasheet Acanthospermum hispidum bristly starbur.

Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Habitat Top of page A. Leaves are in opposite pairs, without petioles, obovate, up to 8 cm long acanthosermum 3 cm wide, slightly lobed, irregularly toothed and hairy.


Encyclopedia of Life EOL. The quality of sheep wool is reduced when contaminated by the spiny achenes, and livestock are harmed when the achenes penetrate the hooves, often resulting in infection and subsequent lameness.

Mariappan V; Narayanasamy P, It is profitable in countering Cough, Bronchitis, and Blennorrhoea, leading to the flow of mucus.

Acanthospermum hispidum

Starburr Acanthospermum hispidum is usually easily distinguished by its burrs and is therefore rarely confused with other species. Hence, this species is now regarded as being sparingly naturalised in Victoria. It is also recorded from temperate Northeast Russia, near Vladivostok Buch and Shvydkaya,and from France Ballais,but whether it is fully naturalized in these localities seems doubtful.

The plant is toxic to animals when consumed on a daily basis, but is generally avoided by livestock Holm et acanthoslermum. A weed of pastures, crops, disturbed sites, roadsides and waste areas in the warmer i. The achenes responded positively to light, and germination was equally promoted by red and far-red light.

Weed seedbank dynamics under different soil management systems. Pesticide Research Journal, 14 2: Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness A.

You may ask and answer a query. Remarks on the possible biological control programme with the weed Acanthospermum hispidum DC.

Acanthospermum hispidum

Seedbank depletion can be achieved by ploughing to bury existing seeds to a depth of at least 10 cm, followed by the sowing of an appropriate perennial pasture. Tadulingam C; Venkataryana G, New records of parasites of Heliothis armigera Hbn. They are egg-shaped in outline i. Chivinge recorded losses in soyabean due to A. Consult a Doctor before consumption. The origin and means of introduction are generally unknown, but in Florida and at other points along the eastern USA, it is believed to have been introduced in ship ballast Hall and Vandiver, and in most other areas it is assumed to have come in accidentally, as a crop seed contaminant, or adhering to imported wool, skins and furs, rather than deliberately.


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Outer row of flowers female, ligulate, yellow, 3-lobed at apex. Thus, strong Immune System would increase capacity of the body to fight against diseases.

Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: To get email Alert]. This probably accounts for its reduced competitiveness in mixed cropping systems compared with hispidjm monocultures Shetty et al. Bristly starbur Acanthospermum hispidum interference in peanuts Arachis hypogpa.

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