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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
Link to protologue:
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 Changed: 19-Sep-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • rabbit-meat  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • sessile joyweed  (Source: State Noxweed Seed) - English
  • periquito-sessil  (Source: F SCatarin) - Portuguese
  • bredo-d�água  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • perpétua  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • lian zi cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable
  • Medicines:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

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


    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  5. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  6. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  7. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  8. El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah Flora of Egypt. (F Egypt Cairo)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. (F Guianas)
  11. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  12. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  13. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  14. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  15. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  16. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  17. Mears, J. A. 1978. The nomenclature and type collections of the widespread taxa of Alternanthera (Amaranthaceae) Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 129(1):3-6.
  18. Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  19. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):109.
  20. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  21. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  23. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  24. Ross, J. The flora of Natal. (F Natal)
  25. Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  26. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  27. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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 Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2713. Accessed 12 December 2018.