Acmella paniculata

Images by (Satish Phadke - Identified by Gurcharan Singh) & (Prashant Awale - Identified by Gurcharan Singh), (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

ak-MEL-uh or AK-mel-uh -- little point ... Dave's Botanary
pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh or pan-ick-yoo-LAH-tuh -- referring to the flower clusters (panicles) ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: panicled spot flower, paracress, toothache plant • Bodo: usumai • Assamese: বন নাৰ্জী bon narji, জাতি মালাকাঠি jati-malkathi, পাৰ্বতী বন parbati-bana • Garo: rupuji dol • Gujarati: મરેઠી marethi • Kannada: ಹೆಮ್ಮುಗುಳು hemmugulu, ಸಣ್ಣ ವನ ಮುಗುಳಿ sanna vana muguli • Konkani: अकलकरा akalkara • Malayalam: അക്രാവ് akravu, പല്ലുവേദനച്ചെടി palluvedanachedi • Marathi: अक्कलकारा akkalkara • Nepali: लाटो घाँस laato ghaans, मारती maaratee • Odia: ବିରି ବିରି biri biri
Spilathes calva
Family: Asteraceae
Loc.: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 550m)
Uses: Leaves are boiled and eaten
Local name: Adi Marsang
Considered to be a good remedy for toothache.

Names of Plants in India :: Acmella paniculata :: Kannada query: Would ಆಚಾರ ಜೊಂಡಿ aachaara jondi make sense ? Please validate.
This is in context of name given for Spilanthes paniculata WALL. EX DC. (syn. of Acmella paniculata (Wall. ex DC.) R.K.Jansen) ... name listed at ENVIS / FRLHT.
In Kannada Spilanthes paniculata is called as Aachaara joandi in the Western ghats in Karnataka and in the eastern parts of Karnataka it is called Vana mugali
Would like inquire again whether ಆಚಾರ ಜೊಂಡಿ is correctly written in Kannada for aachaara joandi .
Have taken note of the other name vana mugali ... would it be ವನ ಮುಗಲಿ OR ವನ ಮುಗಳಿ
Yet to find response for this query :: whether ಆಚಾರ ಜೊಂಡಿ is correctly written in Kannada for aachaara joandi.

PLANT FOR ID 170 SMP NOV 2009: Are these full flowers or the petals have been shed? I am in doubt
Mahabaleshwar Nov 2009
I think this is Spilanthes achmella var. ???
Please keep these flower heads in your mouth and feel excessive salivation. It is used traditionally for mouth related troubles. Its regular use in this way prevents from gum diseases as well as dental decay.
Its roots are added in herbal formulations used for extraordinary sexual performances. I have seen its practical uses and documented it, but as bachelor not used it so far. :)
These are flower-heads with numerous disc florets and few ray ones. Plants called as 'akarkara'. Chewing of these floral heads causes numbness in the tongue and gums for a while. So used to get quick & temporary relief from toothache.
Is it 'Anacyslus pyrethrum' ? It is called 'Akkalkadha' 'अक्‍कलकाढा' in Marathi.
It is Spilanthes for sure. Species may be achmella or some other.
I remember eating the tangy tasting flowers during my childhood.
I doubt it is Spilanthes ciliata not S. acmella
Yes I also think it is more likely to be Spilanthes ciliata
Can some one please inform me the difference between Spilanthes oleracea, S. paniculata and S. cilata, now correctly known as Acmella oleracea, Acmella paniculata and A. ciliata, respectively. Spilanthes acmella is now placed in distinct genus Blainvillea (B. acmella).
I just got hold of a recent detailed study from Taiwan 'Notes on Acmella (Asteraceae: Heliantheae) from Taiwan published in Journal Botanical studies Vol: 49:73-82, 2008, authored by Kuo-Fang CHung1, Yoshiko KOnO1, Chiu-Mei WANG2, and Ching-I PeNG1,*
If this detailed study is followed ... plant should be paniculata and not Acmella ciliata (syn: Spilanthes ciliata). The ray florets (and not petals) are not to be found even in the youngest head. The species of this group have been much confused, and this study seems to have tried to sort out the things. A. ciliata has radiate heads and leaves rounded, truncate or cordate at base. This specimens has clearly cuneate leaf base.
Two days back I also collected a specimen from same genus. After detailed study I have identified it has A. uliginosa. I will upload it separately.
Here is the key from the Paper:
1. Capitula discoid (without ray florets).
2. Leaves ovate to deltoid, leaf bases broad obtuse, truncate to slightly cordate; capitula cylindric, more
than 1 cm wide; involucral bracts 15-18, triseriate; mature achenes without evident cork-like margins .....
............................................................ 3. A. oleracea
2. Leaves lanceolate, elliptic to narrowly ovate, leaf bases attenuate or cuneate; capitula cone-shaped, less
than 1 cm wide; involucral bracts 9-12, biseriate; mature achenes with evident cork-like margins ..........
........................................................... 4. A. paniculata
1. Capitula radiate (with ray florets).
3. Leaves ovate to deltoid, leaf bases broad obtuse, truncate to slightly cordate; capitula ovoid; mature
achenes with evident cork-like margins ......................
................................................................ 2. A. ciliata
3. Leaves lanceolate, elliptic to narrowly ovate, leaf bases attenuate or cuneate; capitula cone-shaped;
mature achenes without evident cork-like margins.
4. Disc florets 4- or 5-merous, corollas light yellow or greenish, ray florets relatively inconspicuous;
involucral bracts 7-11, biseriate; achenes of disc florets 1.5-3 mm long .............. 1. A. brachyglossa
4. Disc florets 4-merous, corollas yellow to orange, ray florets conspicuous; involucral bracts 5-6,
uniseriate; achenes of disc florets 1.2-1.8 mm long
....................................................... 5. A. uliginosa

Seen this herb en-route Prabalgad (Near Panvel, Maharashtra). Looks like some Acmella sp.
Date/Time: 28-01-2012 / 04:00PM
Plant habit: Herb

I hope Acmella paniculata
Requesting to please ID this plant captured growing wild in Ooty in November 2013. Is this some Acmella sps?
Acmella paniculata I hope
Thank you ... for the feedback. However, the leaves in the pic posted at FoI look different...
The Plant shown on FOI is not A. paniculata. It is A. uliginosa. A. paniculata does not have ray florets
Thank you ... I take it as Acmella paniculata then....
This has a pale white form also
Please see the key on our website
White heads mostly belong to A. radicans
Spilanthes acmella(L.) L. SN Mar 8 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Spilanthes acmella (L.) L; Fam: Asteraceae
Herb, head aromatic, wild/ cultivated chewd to cure tooth ache
Acmella paniculata I hope.
Asteraceae for ID (ii) : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6).
Bangalore 18th May
Asteraceae family. Could be Spilanthes sp.
Acmella (Spilanthes) species in efi with keys & details.
May be Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass.
efi page on Acmella uliginosa
Seems to be Spilanthus paniculata.