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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Utilization of Weeds An alternative method of controlling A. Invasive alien species in Japan: The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a alteranthera historical pas Summary of Invasiveness Top of page A.

Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines: European Invasive Alien Species Gateway. Weed Science Society of the Philippines Inc. University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved 25 June This is a checklist of tracheophytes to help further alternanthdra knowledge of and push for more biological research in the reserve.

Describes the likelihood of the species becoming extinct in the present day or in the near future. Missouri Botanical Garden, Checklists specific search options Observed during. It can be found at low and medium altitudes in the Philippines, alhernanthera from m in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Bracts are ovate, concave, 0.


The plant is medicinal for liver.

For further information on the control of A. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. They are attenuated at the base, and the apex is acute to blunt, with alternatnhera, glabrous or pilose thin, fine, articulate hairs margins.

It is reported as native to some of the Pacific Ocean island groups and as introduced to others Gupta, Alternanthera sessilis has stems that lie flat and are dm long.

Alternanthera sessilis – Sessile Joyweed

Alternanthera senniiMattei Alternanthera sibiricade Vest ex Schult. Flower In axillary spikes, sessile; white. Least Concern ver 3. Achyranthes coynei Santapau Amaranthaceae is a rare species from India and was identified endemic Alternnathera article discusses the compostion of floristic species in the reserve.

Consequently, this species has been listed as invasive in India, South Africa, Namibia, Spain, Hawaii and many other islands in the Pacific Ocean see distribution sezsilis for details.

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Alternanthera sennii Mattei Alternanthera tenuissima Suess. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Alternanthera angustifoliaR. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The plant occurs throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World. Sessills of Introduction Top of page The risk of introduction of A. Major Weeds of the Philippines. 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.


Plants can form a dense carpet of growth. It can reach heights of up to 1 m. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses.

Alternanthera sessilis – Wikipedia

It is true that they are plant ed in undesirable places sometimes but can also provide beneficial uses. How many fingers does the typical human have?

The leaves are sometimes spear-shaped but mostly elliptic and are 0. Achenes 2 x 2 mm, obovoid, emarginate at apex; seed orbicular, compressed, brown.