EPPO Global Database

Blainvillea acmella(BLAAC)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BLAAC
  • Preferred name: Blainvillea acmella
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Philipson


Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Indochina (except Cambodia), China, Australia (Queensland). Introduced in Egypt, several African countries from Sudan to South Africa, Madagascar, Brazil. The "Para"in its English name refers to Para State in Brazil and not to the country Paraguay

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Blainvillea latifolia (C.Linnaeus) de Candolle
Spilanthes acmella (Linnaeus) Murray
Verbesina acmella Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
paniculated spot flower English
paniculated spot flowers English
Para cress English
para cress flower English
spot flower English
kanghi Hindi