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Acanthospermum hispidum  DC.


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Botanical Name


Acanthospermum hispidum DC.

English Name


Bristly Starbur, goat's head , star burr,Texas cockspur, upright starbur



Acanthospermum humile Eggers





General Info


Stems erect, 2-8 dm long, diffusely branched, pubescent with long, spreading and also short, appressed hairs. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 2-10 cm long, 1-7 cm wide, with glands on lower surface, margins serrate to subentire, gradually narrowed to base, sessile. Heads 4-5 mm in diameter at anthesis. Burs cuneate, strongly compressed, 4-7 mm long, the ribs bearing 1-2 rows of hooked prickles 1-2 mm long, the 2 apical prickles stout, curved or straight, 3-4 mm long." (Wagner et al., 1999).

Herb Effects

Antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal (essential leaf oil), diuretic and sudorific




Active Ingredients

Acanthospermol-B-galactosidopyranoside, melampolide and cis-cis-germacranolides (plant)


Medicinal Use

Skin diseases (plant paste) and fever (leaf juice), leprosy and blennorrhagia.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Summerfield A. Keil GM. Mettenleiter TC. Rziha HJ. Saalmuller A. Antiviral activity of an extract from leaves of the tropical plant Acanthospermum hispidum. Antiviral Res 1997 Sep.

Smith, N. M. Weeds of the wet/dry tropics of Australia - A field guide. Environmental Centre NT, Inc. p. 56. 2002.

Wagner W.L. D.R. Herbst and S.H. Sohmer. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai‘i. Revised edition. University of Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu. p. 252.



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