Eupatorium chinense

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Eupatorium chinense
Eupatorium chinense var. sachalinense 01.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Eupatorium
E. chinense
Binomial name
Eupatorium chinense

Eupatorium chinense is a plant species in the family Asteraceae. The exact boundaries of this species have been defined differently by different authors. King and Robinson's 1987 paper defines it broadly, to include Eupatorium japonicum, Eupatorium makinoi, some varieties of Eupatorium fortunei, and other plants sometimes considered to be separate species.[1][2]


Eupatorium chinense contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.[3]


  1. ^ "Asteraceae Tribe Eupatorieae (Draft)", Flora of China, archived from the original on 2009-07-14, retrieved 2009-12-01
  2. ^ Funayama, Sachiko; Terashima, I; Yahara, T (2001), "Effects of Virus Infection and Light Environment on Population Dynamics of Eupatorium makinoi (Asteraceae)", American Journal of Botany, 88 (4): 616–622, doi:10.2307/2657060, JSTOR 2657060, PMID 11302846
  3. ^ Fu, P.P., Yang, Y.C., Xia, Q., Chou, M.C., Cui, Y.Y., Lin G., "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements", Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2002, pp. 198-211 [1][permanent dead link]