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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Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha

Chinese violet Gangdtica gangetica subsp. A native species i. Sheldon Navie close-up of old fruit that has already released its seeds Photo: Vines and climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Flowering Plants of Africa Asystasia Medicinal plants of Asia Plants used in traditional African medicine Invasive plant species Plants described in Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 89 1: Plants and Lichens of Saba.

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Asystasia gangetica smothering rainforest understory. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: A Flora of Tropical Florida: It is also used as an ornamental plant in countries of the Neotropics. Contributions of the University of Michigan Herbarium, Close up of the flowers and leaves Photograph by: Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.


Click here to register. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. It is currently found mainly on coastal sandy soils in the warmer temperate regions of New South Wales. It is commonly known as the Chinese violetcoromandel [2] or creeping foxglove.

Asystasia gangetica – Useful Tropical Plants

It produces a cream-coloured flower with tessellated purple markings on the palate lower petal of the corolla in spring and summer. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Also naturalised on Christmas Island and possibly naturalised in the northern parts of the Northern Territory. Wikispecies has information related to Asystasia gangetica. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, pp.

The South African subspecies occurs along the eastern coastal areas of the country and in the north. The word gangetica is derived from the Ganges River in India where it is presumed the species occurs.

New York Botanical Garden. Leaves opposite, simple, ovate, to 3 inches long and 1. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. If it became widely established it could potentially affect summer crops and plantation crops in northern Australia. Year ISBN Description An excellent asysfasia guide to some of the more commonly cultivated ornamental plants of the Tropics, often giving some information on the plants other uses. Flowering Plants of Jamaica.


Check our website at asjstasia. Click on images to enlarge stems and leaves Photo: In nature Asystasia has developed a good relationship with the honeybee that pollinates the flowers. Last update on The flowers also serve as food for beetles and the plant receives visits from ants.

Asystasia gangetica

Flowers purplish-blue sometimes yellow or white with dark purple streaksto 2 inches long, arranged along one side of a long terminal spike; subtended by 5 linear-lanceolate, green sepals; petals hairy, fused at base to form a funnel-shaped tube with 5 rounded, spreading lobes; 4 fertile gangetics. Leaves opposite; blades simple, with numerous linear cystoliths on the upper surface, the secondary veins conspicuous; stipules absent.

Hedberg I, Edwards S, eds, Risk of Introduction Top of page The risk of introduction of A. Flower production can begin as early as 40 days after germination, with seed development beginning after 57 days, facilitating the production of viable seed in as little as 72 days.

Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies.