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Useful Temperate Plants

Anacyclus clavatus

(Desf.) Pers.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Achillea biaristata Spreng.

Anacyclus aristulatus Link ex Nyman

Anacyclus candolii Nyman

Anacyclus capillifolius Maire

Anacyclus divaricatus Cav. ex Steud.

Anacyclus mucronulatus Hort. ex Steud.

Anacyclus pubescens (Willd.) Rchb.

Anacyclus pubescens Brot. ex Link

Anacyclus tomentosus DC.

Anthemis biaristata DC.

Anthemis clavata Desf.

Anthemis incrassata (Hoffmanns. & Link) Link

Anthemis mucronulata Hort. ex Steud.

Anthemis pubescens Willd.

Anthemis sphacelata Willk.

Anthemis tubiformis Guss.

Chamaemelum incrassatum Hoffmanns. & Link

Chamaemelum incrassatum Hoffmanns. ex DC.

Chamaemelum tomentosum All.

Common Name:

Anacyclus clavatus
Drawing of the plant
Photograph by: Kops et al., J., Flora Batava, vol. 27: t. 2110 (1930)
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General Information

Anacyclus clavatus is an annual plant with slender to stout, procumbent to erect stems that can be 7 - 30cm long, exceptionally to 50cm. The plant is usually much-branched from the base, or branches from the middle, often forming a mat of growth[
1059
Title
A Guide to Medicinal Plants in North Africa
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
IUCN; Malaga, Spain
Year
2005
ISBN
2-8317-0893-1
Description
A guide to over 100 species of medicinal herbs in N. Africa.
,
1070
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
British Museum; London
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this volume contains a very detailed revision of the genus Anacyclus
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Anacyclus clavatus is a pernicious weed occupying a considerable range in Mediterranean Europe and Africa. It is a dominant plant in disturbed habitats of north Morocco, Algeria, Tunis and Libya and occurs abundantly in similar habitats in many coastal and inland places of Spain, France, Italy, Jugoslavia, Greece and Turkey. Also it often appears as a casual in various parts of Russia and northern Europe1070].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1070
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
British Museum; London
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this volume contains a very detailed revision of the genus Anacyclus

Range

Europe - Belgium to Spain, east to the Balkans and Greece; Africa - Morocco to Libya; W. Asia - Turkey.

Habitat

Disturbed habitats[
1070
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
British Museum; London
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this volume contains a very detailed revision of the genus Anacyclus
]. Fields, waysides and fallow ground[
1059
Title
A Guide to Medicinal Plants in North Africa
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
IUCN; Malaga, Spain
Year
2005
ISBN
2-8317-0893-1
Description
A guide to over 100 species of medicinal herbs in N. Africa.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.25 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Anacyclus clavatus is a very adaptable plant and has spread as a weed from the Mediterranean to northern Europe. Its main limitation seems to be its intolerance of wet soils and high rainfall areas[
1059
Title
A Guide to Medicinal Plants in North Africa
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
IUCN; Malaga, Spain
Year
2005
ISBN
2-8317-0893-1
Description
A guide to over 100 species of medicinal herbs in N. Africa.
].
Plants in this genus generally require a sunny position[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Found in the wild mainly on deep or superficial silty soils and chernozem, but also on other types of soil[
1059
Title
A Guide to Medicinal Plants in North Africa
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
IUCN; Malaga, Spain
Year
2005
ISBN
2-8317-0893-1
Description
A guide to over 100 species of medicinal herbs in N. Africa.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The young stems are used in the treatment of gastric ulcers[
1059
Title
A Guide to Medicinal Plants in North Africa
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
IUCN; Malaga, Spain
Year
2005
ISBN
2-8317-0893-1
Description
A guide to over 100 species of medicinal herbs in N. Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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