Chromolaena odorata

Scientific name: Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Synonym: Eupatorium odoratum L.
Botanical family: ASTERACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • rompezaragüey

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Perennial shrub, erect or scrambling 1-3 m high. Stems round, pubescent; leaves opposite, 6-12 cm long, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, blades three-nerved from the base, pubescent above and below with copious yellow glands among the hairs beneath, margins irregularly dentate; capitula in terminal corymbs, up to 5-10 cm wide; florets 14-25 pale mauve or white; achenes ribbed 4-5mm long.







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