Sorting Acmella names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Acmella calva (DC.) R. K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) : Spilanthes acmella Hook. f. var. calva C. B. Cl., Spilanthes calva DC.

NEPALESE : Maraathii geraasapan (Marathi geraspan).

Acmella decumbens (Sm.) R.K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) :    Spilanthes americana (Mutis ex L. f.) Hieron. var. stolonifera (DC.) A.H. Moore,  Spilanthes stolonifera DC.

ENGLISH :  Creeping spotflower.

SPANISH :  Nim-nim,
Nim-nim enano.

Acmella iodiscaea (A.H. Moore) R.K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) :  Spilanthes iodiscaea A.H. Moore 

SPANISH :  Maluco.

Acmella oleracea (L.) R. K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) : Spilanthes acmella DC. var. oleracea (L.) Hook. f., Spilanthes acmella Murr. var. oleracea Hook. f., Spilanthes acmella DC. var. oleracea (Jacq.) Baker, Spilanthes oleracea Jacq., Spilanthes oleracea L., Spilanthus oleracea L.

CHINESE : Qian ri ju, 印度金鈕扣  Yin du jin niu kou, 鐵拳頭 (Taiwan) .

DANISH : Awaiting feedback.

DUTCH : Braziliaanse cresson, Huzarenknoop, Paratuinkers..

ENGLISH : Brazil cress, Para cress, Perennial para cress, Toothache plant.

FRENCH :  Brède mafane (Reunion), Cresson de Para, Spilanthe des potagers.

GERMAN: Parakresse.

ITALIAN : Spilante.

JAPANESE :   キバナオランダセンニチ Kibana oranda sennichi黄花阿蘭陀千日.

PORTUGUESE : Agrião do Brasil, Agrião do Pará,   Berro de Pará, Botão de ouro, Botón de oro, Cabrito, Espilanto, Hierba del espanto, Inambu, Jambú, Jambú do rio,  Jambuaçu, Jamburana, Nhambu, ñambu, Pimenteira do Pará, Remedio de los pobres.

SPANISH :  Jambu.

SWEDISH : Parakrasse, Tandvärksplanta.

THAI : Phak khrat, Phak phet.

VIETNAMESE :  Cúc áo rau.


Acmella oppositifolia (Lam.) R. K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) :  Acmella pilosa R.K.Jansen ; Anthemis americana Mutis ex L.; Anthemis occidentalis  Willd., Anthemis oppositifolia Lam,   Ceratocephalus americanus (Mutis) Kunth., Spilanthes americana (L. f.) Hieron.,  Spilanthes americana (Mutis) Hieron,  Spilanthes beccabunga DC., Spilanthes mutisii Kunth ,   Spilanthes mutisii HBK., Spilanthes oppositifolia (Lam.) D'Arcy

ENGLISH :   Opposite-leaved para cress.

SPANISH :   Botoncillo, Botón de oroChisacá (Colombia), Chisacá calentano (Colombia), Chisacá de cafetal (Colombia), Grano de oro, Guaca, Quemadera (Colombia), Salivatorio, Yuyo quemado (Colombia).


Acmella oppositifolia (Lam.) R. K. Jansen var. oppositifolia

Awaiting feedback.

Acmella oppositifolia (Lam.) R. K. Jansen var. repens (Walter) R. K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) :   Acmella repens (Walt.) L.C. Rich.,   Anthemis repens Walter, Spilanthes americana auct. p.p. non Hieron,  Spilanthes americana (L. f.) Hieron. var. repens (Walter) A. H. Moore

Awaiting feedback.

Acmella paniculata (Wall. ex DC.) R. K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) : Spilanthes acmella Hook.f. var. paniculata C.B. Cl., Spilanthes paniculata Wall. ex DC.

CHINESE :   金钮扣 Jin niu kou.

ENGLISH : Paniculated spot flowers, Spot flower.

JAPANESE :   スピランテスパニクラタ   Supirentesu panikurata.

NEPALESE : Laato ghaans (Lato ghans), Maaratii (Marati).

THAI : Raan.

Acmella pusilla (Hook. & Arn.) R.K. Jansen

SYNONYM(S) :    Spilanthes pusilla Hook. & Arn.

ENGLISH :  Dwarf spotflower.

Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass.

SYNONYM(S) :  Spilanthes uliginosa Sw., Spilanthes acmella DC. var. uliginosa (Sw.) Baker

SPANISH :   Chimapaya, Chinapaya.





Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Acmella Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress. Faculty of  Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. < > (2005).


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


Duke Jim (Dr.), 2005,  Tico Ethnobotanical Dictionary. Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. < >.

EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Hanelt Peter et al. , 2001, Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops, Vol. xx. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (Editors), First English Edition, Springer.

IPK Gatersleben, 2002, Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops. < >.

IPNI, 2003, International Plant Name Index. Online Database. < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Smitinand Tem, 2001, Thai Plant Names - Revised Edition by The Forest Herbarium - Royal Forest Department. Bangkok. Thailand.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (20 February 2004).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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