Acanthospermum humile

(Swartz) de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr.5: 522. 1836

Basionyms: Melampodium humile
Found in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 37.
Plants 10–20(–30+) cm. Stems decumbent to erect. Leaf blades oval to lyrate, 10–30(–45) mm, faces ± pilosulous to sparsely sericeous, gland-dotted. Fruits strongly compressed, ± cuneate, 2–3(–4) mm, usually 3-ribbed, terminal spines 2, divergent, 2–3(–4) mm, often 1 ± uncinate, prickles ± uncinate, mostly along 2 ribs and around apices.

Phenology: Flowering all year.
Habitat: Disturbed, often sandy sites
Elevation: 0–10+ m


Introduced; Ala., Fla., S.C., West Indies, also introduced in Central America, South America.




Facts about "Acanthospermum humile"
AuthorJohn L. Strother +
BasionymMelampodium humile +
Elevation0–10+ m +
HabitatDisturbed, often sandy sites +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering all year. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAcanthospermum humile +
Taxon parentAcanthospermum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 21 +