Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Spilanthes acmella (L.) L.

Family: Asteraceae Genus: Spilanthes Species:  Spilanthes acmella (L.) L.






Synonym Blainvillea acmella, Eclipta latifolia Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Kanghi Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Toothache Plant And Paracress Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Keishum Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 1200-1950 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Achenes truncate, 3.5 mm, black; pappus of 3-4 bristles, 1 mm
Habitat Occurs in dry deciduous forests also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Pantropical, Indo-Malayan Bark Details Yellow to green colour
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It s a flowering shurb leaves and flower heads contain an analgesic agent that may be used to numb toothaches grown as an ornamental Leaf Details Upper leaves alternate, 5-8 X 2-3.5, ovate, apex acuminate, base rounded, 3-ribbed, crenate, pubescent; petiole 1 cm pilose.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found