Alternanthera sessilis is a weed that inhabits many areas of the world. It is a pest of sugarcane, a weed of rice in tropical areas, and an agricultural weed that. Alternanthera sessilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. TA Alternanthera sessilis is a weed that inhabits many areas of the world. It occupies moist areas and can be found from sea level to over m.

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Wild edible plants of Hassan District, Karnataka: The plant has been readily used for food partly due to its abundance. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is sessilis under Habitat. Domin Alternanthera nanaR.

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While it is typically found growing on disturbed parts of a variety of wetland habitats, including in water up to 1 m deep Gupta,the plant is adapted to both hydric and xeric conditions Datta and Biswas, Missouri Botanical Garden Mobot. Datta and Biswas, ; Holm et al. This website gives information on the distribution of the the species, common names, uses, and the properties of the plant.


Alternanthera sessilis – Useful Tropical Plants

Illecebrum denticulatumR. This species is classified as a weed in parts of the southern States of the USA.

It is reported as native to some of the Pacific Ocean island groups altsrnanthera as introduced to others Gupta, Alternanthera sessilis is an aquatic plant known by several common names, including ponnanganni in Tamilponnaganti aaku in TeluguMukunuwenna in Sinhalasessile joyweed and dwarf copperleaf.

Pancho and Obien, ; Holm et al. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a alternantherz economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Edible Wild Plants of Vietnam: Alternanthera decipiensBenth.

Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. This report attempts to synopsize current and past information for all flowering plant and gymnosperm species currently and formerly occurring within the National Park, Maui, Hawaiian Islands. It is also a weed of rice in tropical areas, and is also associated with bananas and other cereal crops FNWD, This is a perennial herb with prostrate stems, rarely ascending, often rooting at the nodes.

Wetlands Ecology and Management. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records.

Alternanthera sessilis

It grows alternantheraa the drawdown zones of water bodies or in water up to 1 m deep, where it may be part floating and part emergent or even grow in mats of floating vegetation, but can also grow in relatively dry situations Gupta, United States of America.


In southeast Asia young shoots and leaves are ingested as vegetables. This website gives information on the distribution of the the species throughout the United States as well as taxonomy information and a species noxious weed status.

May also be referred to include anatomy. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India Desc: Alternanthera uliginosaDomin Dinter Bucholzia polygonoidesL. Spike x 5 mm, sessile, solitary or together; bracts and bracteoles similar, 1 mm long, broadly ovate, acute, glabrous. It discusses the sperad of dissemenules throughout the U. This website shows how the plant A. Image credit to Agnes Rinehart Photograph by: This article discusses the compostion of floristic species in the reserve.

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