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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Or, Login with your user account:. Last update on Alternanthera sessilis is used as a topical treatment for the common skin problem cane vulgaris. Seeds are dispersed by wind and water and stem fragments can be carried considerable akternanthera by floodwater—downstream and out over floodplains. Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage seasonally waterlogged Soil reaction acid neutral Soil texture heavy light medium. Flower In axillary spikes, sessile; white.

Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Alternanthera nodifloraR. Informations on Alternanthera sessilis has been recorded for the following locations. This species is able to grow in flooded areas up to 90 cm deepbut it is also tolerant of extreme dry conditions Holm et al.


Seeds are dark-brown to black, disc-shaped and shiny, about 0. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. This paper shows that weeds may not be bad all the time.

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It has been used for the treatment of dysuria and haemmorrhoids. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

It is propagated by vegetative fragments, and seeds, and fruits which are dispersed myrmechorously by ants Moody et al. Food, Feed or Medicine: It has been introduced to the southern United Statesand its origins in Central and South America are uncertain.

Seasonal migration and reproduction are alternanthrea treated separately. The average number of seeds produced per plant is ca The intent of this supplement is to track the numerous new state and island records, taxonomic and nomenclatural changes, and rediscoveries published in the Annual Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey and other literature on Alteernanthera vascular plants.

Alternanthera sessilis

Click on the name for additional informations. This website gives common names and and the distribution of the species in the United States. The forts alternantera hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Curated for upload by Pranjal Mahananda.

Not for the casual reader. Periyar Tiger Reserve Alternanthera sessilis is a weed that inhabits many areas of the world. Illecebrum triandrumLlanos Paronychia sessilisL. Description Top of page A.


Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India Desc: Aerva lanata is often mistaken for Alternanthera sessiliswhich is also of the Amarantheceae family, and looks similar. The threats to which this taxon is subject. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield Venezuela: Zettler alternantbera Freeman in their discussion on the biocontrol of aquatic plants, state that in India, Alternanthera sessilis a near relative of alligatorweed, is affected by the fungial species Corticium solaniColletotrichum capsiciGlomerella cingulataPhoma spp.

Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 28 3: Alternanthera polygonoidesL. Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends. Reproductive biology and Phenology: In Nigeria alternanfhera is a weed of maize crops, while in the Democratic Republic of the Congo it has been recorded growing in fields of a range of cash crops Gupta, Weed Science Society of the Philippines Inc.

The aim of this paper is to analyse the causes of agro-biodiversity loss and draw out some concrete recommendations. Now containing plants.