Acanthospermum hispidum
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in Goa, India.
Scientific classification
A. hispidum
Binomial name
Acanthospermum hispidum
D.C. 1836 not A.Chev. 1920

Acanthospermum hispidum (bristly starbur, goat's head, hispid starburr, starbur) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae, which is native to Central and South America.[1][2][3] This plant is cited as a weed in cotton culture in Brazil, and it is also used as a medicinal plant. It is also naturalized in many scattered places in Eurasia, Africa, and North America[4][5][6][7] It is naturalized in Australia and is a declared weed in Western Australia.[8]


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  2. ^ Cabrera, A.L. (1978). "Compositae". In Cabrera, A.L. (ed.). Flora de la provincia de Jujuy. 10. Buenos Aires: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. pp. 1–726.
  3. ^ Serrano, M.; Terán, J. (1998). Identific. Esp. Veg. Chuquisaca. Sucre: PLAFOR, Intercooperación, Fundación Ceibo. pp. 1–129.
  4. ^ "Acanthospermum hispidum de Candolle". Flora of North America. 21. p. 37.
  5. ^ "刺苞果 ci bao guo Acanthospermum hispidum". Flora of China. 20–21. p. 865.
  6. ^ Wild, H (1967). "The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 1". Kirkia. 6 (1): 1–62.
  7. ^ Humbert, H. (1941). "Contributions a l'etude de la flore de Madagascar et des Comores (fascicule 2)". Notul. Syst. Paris. 9: 95–111.
  8. ^ "Australian Weed Profile: Acanthospermum hispidum". Retrieved 2020-07-31.

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