The complete chloroplast genome of Chromolaena odorata (Compositae), a noxious invasive weed to South China.
Chromolaena odorata is a perennial noxious invasive weed to south China. In this study, we assembled the complete chloroplast (cp) genome of C. odorata by next-generation sequencing technologies. The whole cp genome is 151,270 bp in size, consisting of a pair of inverted repeats (IR 25,080 bp), a large single-copy region (LSC 82,663 bp), and a small single-copy region (SSC 18,447 bp). The genome contains a total of 132 genes, including 88 protein-coding genes, 36 tRNAs, and 8 rRNAs. Furthermore, a maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that C. odorata was closely related to Praxelis clematidea and Ageratina adenophora. The cp genome will provide reference for the further investigation and research of C. odorata.