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Genus: Ethulia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Vernonieae

The 19 species are found mainly in tropical Africa (none native to southern Africa) but also in tropical Asia. Ethulia conyzoides is a weedy species that has become naturalised in southern Africa.  

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ethulia conyzoides (Blue Weed, Carter's Curse)

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 440. and Flora of Zimbabwe.


  • Gilbert, M.G. & Jeffrey, C. 1989. A revision of Ethulia (Compositae: Vernonieae). Kew Bulletin 43: 165-193.


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