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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Ageratina (2)

            Epithet: ligustrina (DC.) R.M.King & H.Rob. (2)

Synonyms: Ageratina caecilia (B.L.Rob.) R.M.King & H.Rob., Ageratina plethadenia (Standl. & Steyerm.) R.M.King & H.Rob., Ageratum glaucum hort. ex Sieber & Voss, Eupatorium biceps Klotzsch ex Vatke, Eupatorium caeciliae B.L.Rob., Eupatorium erythropappum B.L.Rob., Eupatorium glabellum hort. ex Sieber & Voss, Eupatorium ligustaefolium DC., Eupatorium ligustrinum DC., Eupatorium micranthum Less., Eupatorium myriadenium Schauer, Eupatorium odoratissimum hort. ex Sieber & Voss, Eupatorium plethadenium Standl. & Steyerm., Eupatorium popocatapetlense Schlechtend., Eupatorium semialatum Benth., Eupatorium vetularum Standl. & Steyerm., Eupatorium weinmannianum Regel & Körn.

biceps => double-headed

caeciliae => in honor of Cecil Joslin Brooks (1875–1953), English plant collector in Borneo and Sumatra

glaucum => greyish or bluish

ligustrina => resembles Ligustrum

ligustrinum => resembles Ligustrum

micranthum => small flowered

odoratissimum => of very sweet odour

semialatum => half winged, more or less winged, occasionally winged

vetularum => of old women

weinmannianum => in honor of Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741), apothecary and botanist [?]

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Ageratina ligustrina at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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