Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Alternanthera philoxeroides
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb.
  • Common name : Aligator Weed
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12316
  • Collector(s) Name : Chikkasetty
  • Key identification features : A small herb to 30-50 cm. with hollow stems and branches. Leaves are simple, alternate, sessile and spoon-shaped. Flowers are aggregated into head-like clusters on a long inflorescence axis. Floral lobes are shiny-white. Anthers and stigmas are yellow.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : South America
  • Comments : Common on the margins of water bodies and marshy places
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bangalore
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984

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