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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Distribution Table Top of page Sessipis distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Prospects for Biological Control. Seeds are dispersed by wind and water and stem fragments can be carried considerable distances by floodwater—downstream and out over floodplains.

A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Related observations Show all. Alternanthera triandaLam. An indication of whether a population is stable, or increasing or decreasing. It is true that they are plant ed in undesirable places sometimes but can also provide beneficial uses. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses. Alternanthera tenuissimaSuess. This article shows how Alternanthera philoxeroides and Alternanthera sessilis have different water needs and will often be found in different areas and in different size populations according to water availability.

National Assessments, Alternanthera sessilis Summary: Molecular phylogenetics of Alternanthera Gomphrenoideae, Amaranthaceae: Pancho and Soerjani, ; Holm et al. Informations on Alternanthera sessilis has been recorded for the following locations. The plant grows wild, but is also cultivated for food, herbal medicines, as an ornamental plant red variety, as a hedging plantin the aquarium trade though it only grows submersed for short periodsand as poultry feed.


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, Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons. University of the West Indies.

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On careful observation you will notice that flowers of Alternanthera sessilis are situated over the stem and their shape is round. Weed Science Society of the Philippines Inc. Invasive alien species in southern Africa: Bracts are ovate, concave, 0. International Rice Research Institute. An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species.

Zettler and 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.

Adventitious and post-cultural vegetation of Kisangani and the Tshopo Upper Zaire. Retrieved from ” https: It is reported as native to some of the Pacific Ocean island groups and as introduced to others Gupta, Risk and Impact Factors Top of page Invasiveness Proved invasive outside its native range Has a broad native range Abundant in its native range Highly adaptable to different environments Is a habitat generalist Tolerates, or benefits from, cultivation, browsing pressure, mutilation, fire etc Pioneering in disturbed areas Highly mobile locally Benefits from human association i.


Alternanthera sessilis

They are light sensitive and the average number of seeds per plant is ca Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Found along the banks of fresh water streams, canals and ponds from plains to m. Food, Feed or Medicine: Contol and spread of Alligator Weed Alternanthera philoxeroides Mart. The main threat is competition from invasive species sessilks as A.

Alternanthera sessilis – Sessile Joyweed

The food preferences of translocated Rhinos in Manas National Park were studied to find out variati Domin Alternanthera nanaR. In North America it has been recorded flowering during summer or early autumn Holm et al.

Juice of the plant alternathera an ingredient in medicinal hair oils Gupta, The bract are shiny white under the flower’s sessile spikes. Brown Alternanthera glabra Alternanthera nodiflora R. Vietnamese traditional medicine also holds an alternanfhera position within the health care system and many of the plants that are used have both dietary and medicinal functions.

This paper gives a detailed description of invasive species throughout southern Africa. Flora of the Marquesas. Factors leading to agro-biodiversity loss in developing countries: A total of species belo Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

During August-October, Alternanthera sessilis produces many utricles that spread with wind and water. Plains from the coast to m.