|Etymology||Genus||Free (eleutheros) anthers (anthera)|
|Species||Of waste areas; likely referring to the wastelands where it flourish in|
|Synonyms||Eleutheranthera discoidea (Less. ex Less.) M.Gómez, Wedelia discoidea Schltdl.|
|Common Names||Ogiera, Pakaka|
|Native Distribution||Tropical America|
Eleutheranthera ruderalis is erect herb with oppositely arranged leaves which are arranged 90° away from the next pair. The leaf is serrated at the margins and have a rough sandpaper-like texture. It bears a very close resemblance to Synedrella nodiflora, but the flower cluster of S. nodiflora has ray florets, which is absent in E. ruderalis.
Form of Eleutheranthera ruderalis, growing out from a concrete gap.
The leaf has serrated margins.
The leaf is covered with sparsely distributed hairs, giving a sandpaper feel.
The branching is dichotomous.
Flower cluster. Note that ray florets are absent.