Acanthospermum

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Acanthospermum

plant genus of the Asteraceae family; originated in tropical America.

Acanthospermum hispidum
contains a hepatotoxin and causes hepatic insufficiency. Called also star burr.
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Na regiao de Jaboticabal, Estado de Sao Paulo, nas condicoes e na epoca em que foi realizado o ensaio, a cultura do feijao pode conviver com as plantas daninhas; Acanthospermum hispidum, Arachis hypogaea, Cenchrus echinatus, Portulaca oleracea e Raphanus raphanistrum por ate 27, 23, 19 e 13 dias apos emergencia das plantas de feijao, nas densidades de semeadura de dez, 15, dez e 15 plantas [m.
Black jack Asteraceae Acanthospermum hispidum Upright starbur DC.
Similar results have been reported for an Acanthospermum hispidum extract which is effective during the attachment phase of pseudorabies virus, an alphaherpesvirus, but not during the replication period (Summerfield et al.
An antiviral activity of Acanthospermum hispidum extracts could be demonstrated during the attachment phase of the alphaherpesvirus pseudorabies virus, but not during the replication period (Summerfield et al.
Lemonica IP, Alvarenga CMD (1994) Abortive and teratogenic effect of Acanthospermum hispidum DC.