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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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The ability of A. Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica subsp. 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Gnagetica to the Global Invasive Species Database this creeper has caused major problems in the ecosystems of the Pacific Islands.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leave this field blank. It is a successful colonizer that has invaded across a wide geographical range due to its fast establishment, rapid growth rate, and early flowering Thye This family includes a range of morphological diversity, habitats, and biogeographic patterns.

US Fish and Wildlife Service, b. Click on images to enlarge stems and leaves Photo: Excerpts from Langeland et al 1 This plant forms weedy thickets along roadsides and is found in disturbed upland habitats in at least 11 conservation areas from south Florida Gann et al.


The word gangetica is derived from the Ganges River in India where it is presumed the species occurs. The species is dispersed by seeds and rhizomes.

The fruit are greenish yellow capsules. What code is in the image? The affected plants must be removed and destroyed immediately. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

The leaves are used in Nigeria for the treatment of asthma Akah et al. If it became widely established it could potentially affect summer crops and plantation crops in northern Australia. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: Physiology and Phenology A.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. It is currently found mainly on coastal sandy soils in the warmer temperate regions of New South Wales. Retrieved from ” https: Asystasia resembles the genus Dyschoriste but can be differentiated by their inflorescences. Idu M, Onyibe HI, The gardener’s guide to South African plants. This is an important plant for honeybeesbutterflies and other insects. This sub-species is native to sub-Saharan Africa i.

Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, arranged in spikes on axillary branches.

Asystasia gangetica (chinese violet)

Asystasia gangetica micrantha from AmanzimtotiSouth Africa. India and Africa 1 Introduction to Florida: Asystasia means inconsistency and relates to the fact that the corolla is more or less regular, which is unusual in the family Acanthaceae. These capsules mm long have two compartments i. Also naturalised overseas in south-eastern Asia i. This is possibly due to the fact that this species is a facultative climber and forms dense colonies.


Anderson Justicia gangetica L. The flattened seeds about 5 mm long and 1 mm wide are bone-coloured to brownish-black.

Sheldon Navie close-up of flowers Photo: Additionally, this species can form a dense ground cover, presumably competing with native species Varnham, Online image request form.

In tropical areas it can grow rampantly.

Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Gangeticx Venezuela: Fish and Wildlife Service species assessment and listing priority assignment form: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New York Botanical Garden. Leaves opposite; blades simple, with numerous linear cystoliths on the upper surface, the secondary veins conspicuous; stipules absent. Environmental Impact Top of page A.

Listado de las Plantas Vasculares del Departamento de Antioquia: Contributions of the University of Michigan Herbarium,