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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University of the West Indies, The main method of dispersal over long distances is by human activities e. Sheldon Navie the whitish flowered form, which is sometimes known as Asystasia gangetica ‘Alba’ Photo: Sheldon Navie immature fruit Photo: The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

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In some parts of Africa, the leaves are eaten as a vegetable and used as an herbal remedy in traditional African medicine. Recent work with A. Asystasia coromandeliana Nees Asystasia gangetica L.


This is an important plant for honeybeesbutterflies and other insects. Flowering plant Photograph by: This is possibly due to the fact that this species is a facultative climber and forms dense colonies. Origins and meaning of names of South African plant genera.

Asystasia gangetica

Environmental Impact Top of page A. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Datasheet Asystasia gangetica chinese violet.

Gangerica of Ethnopharmacology, 89 1: The Flowering Plants of Africa US Fish and Wildlife Service, c. It is semi-hardy, and young plants require protection in areas of heavy frost.

How many suns are in our solar system. Plantas Invasoras en Cuba. More information is needed on reproductive biology of this species, and on environmental requirements for germination and establishment of seedlings and juvenile plants. It is currently found mainly on coastal sandy soils in the warmer temperate regions of New South Wales. Flowers are produced over a long period and are followed by capsules with brown seeds. Physiology and Phenology A.


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Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers Photo: Publisher Timber Press Inc. Flora of China Web. The flowers are borne on short stalks i. Asystasia Medicinal plants of Asia Plants used in traditional African medicine Invasive plant species Plants described in Sheldon Navie habit growing on a fence Photo: Watch out for the most common pest, dodder Cuscuta campestris.

Ground Cover SA Distribution: The stems root easily at the nodes. It can be very invasive in developed or natural landscapes Rauch Perennial herbs, erect, decumbent, or clambering; m in length.

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This is an attractive, fast-growing, spreading, herbaceous groundcover that grows from mm to mm in height. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.