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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Leaves are simple and dark green. Flora of Ethiopia, Volume 3: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. The white petals of the flowers and purple blue strip on the lower petal attract the insect, indicating to the honeybee where to find the nectar.

Retrieved from ” https: In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Asystasia coromandeliana Nees Asystasia gangetica L. Gangeitca seeds are dispersed from explosive capsules, but long-distance dispersal is effected by man.


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Asystasia gangetica is a species of plant in the Acanthaceae family. History of Introduction and Spread Top of page A.

Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness A. Click on images to enlarge stems and leaves Photo: History, Screening, and Regulation, by D. Floristic inventory of South Florida database. Federal Noxious Weed List. This is an attractive, fast-growing, spreading, herbaceous groundcover that grows from mm to mm in height.

This family includes a range of morphological diversity, habitats, and biogeographic patterns.

Asystasia gangetica

Checklist of the asystazia of the Guiana Shield Venezuela: Flora of China Editorial Committee, If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies.

The flowers are borne on short stalks i. Sheldon Navie close-up of flower from side-on Photo: The Flowering Plants of Africa Please note that Aystasia gangetica can be highly invasive and should be planted with care.


Asystasia gangetica

Sheldon Navie close-up of seeds Photo: The tubular gangeticx 1. These capsules mm long have two compartments i. Leaves opposite; blades simple, with numerous linear cystoliths on the upper surface, the secondary veins conspicuous; stipules absent. Catalog of the Acanthaceae of Belize with taxonomic and phytogeographic notes. The stems are lightly hairy i. Calyx green, mm long, the sepals lanceolate; corolla asymmetrically funnel-shaped, light yellow or pale violet, 2.

India and Africa 1 Introduction to Florida: Sheldon Navie habit growing on a fence Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service, The word gangetica is derived from the Ganges River in India where it is presumed the species occurs.

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Effects of water stress, shading and clipping on growth and development of Asystasia gangetica. Click on images to enlarge.

Asystasia acuminata Klotzsch Asystasia coromandeliana Nees var.