Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Elephantopus scaber
- Family Name:
- Tropical America
- A short, stiff, tufted and perennial herb, up to 70 cm tall. Leaves mostly basal rosette, white-hairy, variable in size, oblong, broadest near the rounded or blunt tip, narrowed to the base, 4-15 x 1-5 cm wide; leafstalk very short and hairy. Inflorescence at the end of white wooly branches rising from leaves, several in clusters surrounded by broad reddish or purplish leaf-like bracts; corolla purple, 8-9 mm long, just protruding beyond the bracts with a white tube. Achenes ribbed, with a pappus of stiff bristles.
- Invaded Habitat:
- On grassy fields, road sides, dike of rice-fields, forest borders, young forests and sometimes a troublesome weed in lawn.
- Pan tropic, widely distributed throughout Indonesia.
- Found at 0-1500 m alt.
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