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Emilia sonchifolia
lilac tasselflower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Emilia
Species: E. sonchifolia
Binomial name
Emilia sonchifolia
(L.) DC. ex Wight

Cacalia sonchifolia L.
Source: AFPD[1]

Emilia sonchifolia also known as lilac tasselflower genus of Emilia and from the family of Asteraceae.[2]


Medicnal uses

It's a medicinal herb in Chinese, called ye xia hong (Chinese: 葉下紅).


Emilia sonchifolia contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.[3]



  1. ^ "Emilia sonchifolia record n° 95932" (HTML). African Plants Database. South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and Tela Botanica. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  
  2. ^ Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "PLANTS Profile, Emilia sonchifolia" (HTML). The PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  
  3. ^ Fu, P.P., Yang, Y.C., Xia, Q., Chou, M.C., Cui, Y.Y., Lin G., "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements", Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2002, pp. 198-211[1]

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From Wikispecies

Emilia sonchifolia


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Senecioneae
Genus: Emilia
Species: Emilia sonchifolia
Varieties: E. s. var. javanica - E. s. var. sonchifolia


Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC.


  • R, Wight, Contr. bot. India 24. 1834
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]
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