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Parthenium hysterophorus MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Parthenium hysterophorus
Tree Number(s)
B01.875.800.575.912.250.100.519
Unique ID
D000097762
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000097762
Scope Note
An annual species in the family ASTERACEA, genus Parthenium which sometimes is referred to as feverfew, not to be confused with the medicinal herb often cultivated in the garden, TANACETUM PARTHENIUM. Parthenium hysterophorus is an invasive allelopathic weed indigenous to the Caribbean, Central and South America and has similar rosette stage structures as COMMON RAGWEED. It contains sesquiterpene lactones including parthenin which is poisonous to grazing animals and allergenic and irritant, causing Parthenium dermatitis in humans.
Entry Term(s)
Ragweed Parthenium
Santa Maria Feverfew
Registry Number
txid183063
Previous Indexing
Asteraceae (1994-2023)
See Also
Tanacetum parthenium
Public MeSH Note
2024
History Note
2024
Date Established
2024/01/01
Date of Entry
2023/07/26
Revision Date
2023/05/31
Parthenium hysterophorus Preferred
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