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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List of species of southern African plants.

Calyx green, mm long, the sepals lanceolate; corolla asymmetrically funnel-shaped, light yellow or pale violet, 2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness A.

They are borne on stalks i. Idu M, Onyibe HI, Leaves opposite; blades simple, with numerous linear cystoliths on the upper surface, the secondary veins conspicuous; stipules absent.

Asystasia means inconsistency bangetica relates to the fact that the corolla is more or less regular, which is unusual in the family Acanthaceae. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web – see http: View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Leaves have been eaten as spinach by the local people.


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

This is possibly due to the fact that this species is a facultative climber and forms dense colonies. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. The word gangetica is derived from the Ganges River in India where it is presumed the species occurs.

Excerpts from Langeland et al 1 This plant forms weedy thickets along roadsides aaystasia is found in disturbed upland habitats in at least 11 conservation areas from south Florida Gann et al. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.

Sheldon Navie immature fruit Photo: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 3: Leaves are simple and dark green. This is an important plant for honeybeesbutterflies and other insects. This family includes a range of morphological diversity, habitats, and biogeographic patterns.

The leaves are used in Nigeria for the treatment of asthma Akah et al.

Asystasia gangetica

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. The effect of light, fertiliser and planting density on the growth and flowering of Asystasia gangetica subsp.

More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: According to the Global Invasive Species Database this creeper has caused major problems in the ecosystems of the Pacific Islands.


Anderson Justicia gangetica L. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It is a slender, leafless, parasitic herb with yellow, twining stems reaching a height of up to 2 m and forming dense patches up to 5 m across. 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.

Online image request form. The entirely white-flowered form of Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica subsp. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. List of vascular plants of Gabon. Also naturalised overseas in south-eastern Asia i. Additionally, this species can form a dense ground cover, presumably competing with native species Varnham, Asystasia resembles the genus Dyschoriste but can be differentiated by their inflorescences.

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Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page A. Ground Cover SA Distribution: Ismail S, Shukor A, Studies to evaluate the impact of the plant on native species in areas where it has been introduced, and recommendations for management and control in natural areas invaded by this species, are also needed. Asystasia Medicinal plants of Asia Plants used in traditional African medicine Invasive plant asytsasia Plants described in