Eupatorium cinereum Wall. ex Griseb.
Eupatorium duodecimiflorum Sch.Bip. ex Baker
Eupatorium horsfieldii Mig.
Eupatorium inulaefolium Kunth
Eupatorium molle Kunth
Eupatorium orgyale DC.
Eupatorium pallescens DC.
Eupatorium pallidum Hook. & Arn.
Eupatorium paranense Hook. & Arn.
Eupatorium suaveolens Kunth
Austroeupatorium inulifolium is a strongly branched shrub that can grow from 2 - 6 metres tall[
]. It sometimes adopts a more scrambling habit and climbs into surrounding vegetation[
The plant is grown as a hedge, ground cover and soil stabilizer. However, in view of its ability to escape from cultivation and invade native habitats, it would be best to restrict use of this plant to its native range[
The plant is reported to contain pyrrolizidine, a probably hepatotoxic alkaloid causing death in cattle in Sumatra[
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids have a cumulative effect upon the body and, unless concentrations in a plant are high, occasional use is generally completely safe. They are derived from amino acids including ornithine. Many pyrrolizidine alkaloids have pronounced hepatic toxicity, but the lungs and other organs may be affected as well. Mutagenic and carcinogenic activities of pyrrolizidine alkaloids have also been reported[
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; C. America - Panama.
Plants can be found in a diversity of habitats, including savannahs, swamps, forest borders, disturbed forests and other disturbed areas, plantations and amongst perennial crops; at elevations uu to 2,100 metres[
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Prefers a moist soil[
The plant is an aggressive species that rapidly colonizes areas cleared for planting new crops, agricultural fields, fallow fields, waste lands and roadsides[
]. It is a serious weed in the Philippines, where it forms very dense thickets in rubber, tea and rosella plantations, upland rice plantations and in clearings in secondary forest[
Plants can flower all year round[
The plant responds well to trimmimg and can be grown as a hedge[
The plant is planted along slopes in order to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion[
]. It suppresses Imperata grass and can be used as a ground cover in Pinus merkusii, cinchona and tea plantations[
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