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Blainvillea acmella in Hyderabad, AP W IMG 9066.jpg
Blainvillea acmella
Scientific classification

Type species
Blainvillea rhomboidea

Blainvillea is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae.[2][3] They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Australia, and Latin America.[1]

They are annual or perennial herbs. The flower heads contain small ray florets with toothed tips, usually yellow, or occasionally white. The genus name honors French naturalist Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville.[4]

  1. Blainvillea amazonica - Loreto Region in Peru, Amazonas State in Brazil
  2. Blainvillea bahiensis - State of Bahia in Brazil
  3. Blainvillea dichotoma - French Guiana
  4. Blainvillea dubia - Queensland, Northern Territory
  5. Blainvillea gayana - Africa from Egypt to Gambia and KwaZulu-Natal; Yemen, Cape Verde
  6. Blainvillea lanceolata - Brazil
  7. Blainvillea rhomboidea - Brazil (Goiás, Minas Gerais, Pará, São Paulo, Sergipe)
  8. Blainvillea tampicana - Tamaulipas in Mexico
  9. Blainvillea tenuicaulis - Galápagos
formerly included[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Cassini, Alexandre Henri Gabriel de. 1823. Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles [Second edition] 29: 493–494in French
  3. ^ Tropicos, Blainvillea Cass.
  4. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2016). CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set). CRC Press. p. 595. ISBN 978-1-4822-5064-0.