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Useful Tropical Plants

Austroeupatorium inulifolium

(Kunth) R. M. King & H. Rob.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

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

Common Name:

Austroeupatorium inulifolium
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Yercaud-elango
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General Information

Austroeupatorium inulifolium is a strongly branched shrub that can grow from 2 - 6 metres tall[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It sometimes adopts a more scrambling habit and climbs into surrounding vegetation[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
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http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
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A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
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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[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Known Hazards

The plant is reported to contain pyrrolizidine, a probably hepatotoxic alkaloid causing death in cattle in Sumatra[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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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[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; C. America - Panama.

Habitat

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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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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Title
Global Invasive Species Database
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http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/
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Description
Very detailed information on almost 400 species (with more being added) of plants that have become weeds in areas outside their native range.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details


Prefers a moist soil[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
].
The plant is an aggressive species that rapidly colonizes areas cleared for planting new crops, agricultural fields, fallow fields, waste lands and roadsides[
413
Title
Global Invasive Species Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Very detailed information on almost 400 species (with more being added) of plants that have become weeds in areas outside their native range.
]. 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[
413
Title
Global Invasive Species Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Very detailed information on almost 400 species (with more being added) of plants that have become weeds in areas outside their native range.
].
Plants can flower all year round[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant responds well to trimmimg and can be grown as a hedge[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is planted along slopes in order to stabilize the soil and prevent erosion[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It suppresses Imperata grass and can be used as a ground cover in Pinus merkusii, cinchona and tea plantations[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings.
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