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Jack In The Bush

Chromolaena odorata (L.) R. King & H. Rob.

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Chromolaena odorata (Jack In The Bush) is a species of shrub in the family Asteraceae. They are climbers. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to ParaíBa, Venezuela, Amapá, The Contiguous United States, Saint Lucia, Sergipe, Cerrado, Pernambuco, Honduras, Roraima, Trinidad And Tobago, Espirito Santo, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso, Pampa, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Pantanal, Caatinga, Guatemala, Central America, Cuba, RondôNia, Amazônia, Mata Atlântica, Ceará, Bolivia, SãO Paulo, The Americas, Grenada, French Guiana, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Peru, Pará, Brazil, Paraná, Tocantins, Bahia, Mexico, Guyana, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Dominica, The Dominican Republic, Uruguay, El Salvador, Rio Grande Do Sul, Panama, Jamaica, Haiti, Piauí, Costa Rica, Alagoas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Colombia, Paraguay, Rio De Janeiro, Rio Grande Do Norte, Ecuador, Maranhao, Santa Catarina, Nicaragua, Argentina, GoiáS, Minas Gerais, North America, US Minor Outlying Islands, and Acre (Brazil). They have simple, broad leaves and achenes. Flowers are visited by Hypocala Moth, common tiger, (page not found), and Spicauda procne. Individuals can grow to 2.6 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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