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Elephantopus mollis (Soft Elephantsfoot) is a species of shrub in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Espirito Santo, Mata Atlântica, Paraná, Distrito Federal, Ceará, Pará, Acre (Brazil), Amazônia, Tocantins, Cerrado, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mato Grosso Do Sul, GoiáS, ParaíBa, Alagoas, Pantanal, Caatinga, Roraima, SãO Paulo, Piauí, Rio Grande Do Sul, Mato Grosso, Amapá, Bahia, Pampa, Santa Catarina, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, RondôNia, Pernambuco, Minas Gerais, Rio De Janeiro, Sergipe, and Maranhao. They have simple, broad leaves and achenes. Flowers are visited by Eumenes fraternus, Ceratina ericia, Eurema blanda arsakia, and Nomia. Individuals can grow to 0.34 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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EOL has data for 23 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of soft elephantsfoot. View this species on GBIF