A. gangetica is a fast growing perennial plant which is included on various lists of invasive plants, including for Cuba, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. The binomial Asystasia gangetica covers a very complex, polymorphic aggregate , and it is possible that the West African material may be separable. The group. Excerpts from Langeland et al1 This plant forms weedy thickets along roadsides and is found in disturbed upland habitats in at least 11 conservation areas from.

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Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage free impeded seasonally waterlogged Soil texture heavy light medium. Flora of Ethiopia, Volume 3: The species is dispersed by seeds and rhizomes. Asystasia gangetica smothering rainforest understory. Capsules ellipsoid or club-shaped, Famille des Noctuidae Quadrifides. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 89 1: Environmental Impact Top of page A.

Year ISBN Description An excellent little guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses. Effects of processing treatments on the nutritive composition and consumer acceptance of some Nigerian edible leafy vegetables. Sheldon Navie close-up of flower from side-on Photo: Introduction If you have a large expanse that needs covering, try the magic of this African beauty.


The flowers are borne on short stalks i. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page A. It is a successful colonizer that has invaded across a wide geographical range due to its fast establishment, rapid growth rate, gangetiac early flowering Thye Risk of Introduction Top of page The risk of introduction of A. The flowers also serve as food for beetles and the plant receives visits from ants.

Asystasia gangetica from KalepolepoMaui. The leaves are used in Nigeria for the treatment of asthma Akah et al. A Flora of Tropical Florida: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Asystasia means inconsistency and relates to the fact that the corolla is more or less regular, which is unusual in the family Acanthaceae. Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page A. Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers Photo: Comments have to be approved before they are gsngetica here.

Check our website at www. Evaluation of the anti-asthmatic property of Asystasia gangetica leaf extracts. Invasive plants of Cuba. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method.

Naturalised in the coastal districts of northern Australia i. The seeds are dispersed from explosive capsules, but long-distance dispersal asytsasia effected by man. The stems are lightly hairy i. Herbicidal weed control methods for pastures and natural areas of Hawaii.


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University of Miami Press. Close up of the flowers and leaves Photograph by: Click on images to enlarge. Polyploidy in invasive plant species of Singapore. It is semi-hardy, and young plants require protection in areas of heavy frost.

Asystasia gangetica – UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Calyx green, mm long, the sepals gnagetica corolla asymmetrically funnel-shaped, light yellow or pale violet, 2. Origins and meaning of names of South African plant genera. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: In tropical areas it can grow rampantly.

If it became widely established it could potentially affect summer crops and plantation crops in northern Australia. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Ornamentals and Flowers Fact Sheet No.