Achyrocline satureioides

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Achyrocline satureioides
Achyrocline satureoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Achyrocline
Species: A. satureioides
Binomial name
Achyrocline satureioides
(Lam.) DC.

Achyrocline satureioides, also known as Macela or Marcela in Portuguese, Marcela in Spanish, Eloyatei-caá in the Guarani language, and Karfreitachstee[1] in Riograndenser Hunsrückisch where it is part of German-Brazilian folklore.

It is used as the medicinal plant symbol of Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil. The medicinal virtues of this plant are widely used in various countries which share the Guarani cultural heritage such as Paraguay, Uruguay, and northern Argentina.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Das Gerede by Hilda Siri (psudonym for Hilda Iris Zwanziger, born in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, 1918-2007). Literatura de Expressão Alemã (German-Brazilian Literature): Prof. Celeste Ribeiro de Sousa, general project coordinator / University of São Paulo. Publisher: Martiuns-Staden Institute, São Paulo, S.P. - Brazil.

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