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Taxon: Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.

Genus: Alternanthera
Family: Amaranthaceae.
Nomen number: 101502
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 24:36. 1879 (Symb. fl. argent.)
Name verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL("Althernanthera")ª*, AZª*°, CAª, FLª, NCª, PRª, SCª, TXª*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • alligator-weed   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • xi han lian zi cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • piriquito   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina [n.]; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China [c.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Kalimantan
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Louisiana

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Check other web resources for Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.:


Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?101502 (26 November 2014)

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