Eupatorium chinense

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Eupatorium chinense
Eupatorium chinense var. sachalinense 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Eupatorieae
Genus: Eupatorium
Species: E. chinense
Binomial name
Eupatorium chinense

Eupatorium chinense is a plant species in 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, 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]