Spilanthes oleracea L.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Species : Spilanthes oleracea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Spilanthes oleracea L. (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : Toothache Plant
  • Key identification features : A small annual herb; Stem hairy; Leaves simple; Flowers tubular, small; Fruit oblong, hairy.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Brazil
  • Comments : The florets have a chemical 'Spilanthol', which acts as a local anaesthetic on the gums when chewed.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore
  • Floras referred : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009



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