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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Acanthospermum hispidum – Wikipedia

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Click on images to enlarge dense infestation Photo: Diapause and different seasonal morphs of Euschistus heros Fabr.

The present study was aimed at determining the vascular plant species richness of an urban green-sp Proceedings of an international conference, Brighton, UK, November Common Weeds of East Africa. Native of tropical America, widely naturalized in the old world tropics.

Weeds of the United States and their control. Parsons and Cuthbertson, Biomass and seed production are reduced when A. In axillary, solitary capitulum; disc florets yellow, ray florets creamy white. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.

John Wiley and Sons, pp. Cahiers Agricultures, 8 5: Leaves are in opposite pairs, without petioles, obovate, up to 8 cm long and 3 cm wide, slightly lobed, irregularly toothed and hairy. Heliothis peltigera is of some benefit in controlling A. Periyar Tiger Reserve Remarks on the possible biological control programme with the weed Acanthospermum hispidum DC. Inflorescences are solitary, composite heads in the axils of upper leaves, sessile, pale yellow-green and about 6 mm in diameter.


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Fournet J; Hammerton JL, There hispidym many countries, and regions within larger countries, to which it could yet be introduced and prove invasive, with corresponding costs to agriculture. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Subsequent growth is rapid, the first fruit appearing days after emergence, seed maturation occurring days later Parsons and Cuthbertson, Cultivation or slashing prior to seed set is beneficial but slashing after seed set will quickly spread the plant Miller and Schultz, These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.

Acanthospermum hispidum

Madras Agricultural Journal, 64 2: References Top of page Adams CD, Full-season interference from 8 and 64 A. Henderson M; Anderson JG, Merrill, and the weed bristly starbur, Acanthospermum hispidum DC. It is an effectual Abortifacient, as it helps in actuating Abortions. It grows in a wide range of climatic conditions and soil types particularly light soils. In South Africa it occurs in the summer rainfall areas but not so much where there is a Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall.


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As the weed commonly occurs in a wide range of crops in so many countries there is a highly significant risk of accidental introduction via contaminated crop seed as well as in other agricultural produce, including animal products and bags, etc.

Natural Histories and Distribution. Bhattacharyya G; Pandya SM, Sheldon Navie older flower-head with fruit beginning to develop Photo: Pendimethalin is reported to be hislidum against A. The root is used to cure coughing and bronchitis and a boiled tea of the leaves reduces fever, promotes sweating and cures diarrhoea Hispdum et al.

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Sheldon Navie habit of old plants Photo: Very aggressive colonizer on disturbed lands. Mariappan V; Narayanasamy P, Taste of Acanthospermum Hispidum. Send Link Please send this link to: Agnote DarwinNo. Agricultural Research Trust of Zimbabwe. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free Soil reaction acid alkaline hispdium Soil texture heavy light medium.

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