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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.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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 Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]
    • 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. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  7. El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah. 1980-. Flora of Egypt.
  8. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  9. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  11. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  12. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  13. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  14. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  16. 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.
  17. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  18. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):109.
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource).
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  22. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  23. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  24. 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).
  25. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  26. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: lists as Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC.
  27. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  28. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2713. Accessed 19 September 2019.