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Taxon: Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC.

Genus: Alternanthera
Family: Amaranthaceae.
Nomen number: 2713
Place of publication: Cat. pl. horti monsp. 77. 1813
Comments:
  • combination not validly made by R. Brown, Prodr. 1:417. 1810
  • authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Sep-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
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*, CA*, FL*, MA*, NC*, PR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • rabbit-meat   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • sessile joyweed   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • lian zi cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • periquito-sessil   (Source: F SCatarin ) – Portuguese
  • bredo-d´água   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • perpétua   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Economic importance:

  • Human food: vegetable   (fide F Ceylon)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):109. 1999)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Atlas WWeed)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC.:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

More:
  • 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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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?2713 (30 August 2014)

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