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Asystasia crispata (Ganges primrose; Chinese violet; Philippine violet; coromandel)

Synonyms: Asystasia coromandeliana; Ruellia chelonoides

Invasive Species

Asystasia gangetica is an ornamental herb native to India, Malaysia and Africa. With its ability to reproduce by vegetative propagation and form dense vegetation mats, this species can be highly invasive. It can smother any vegetation with its herbaceous layer. Its introduction to the Pacific Islands has caused major disruptions in native ecosystems.
View ISSG Record: Asystasia crispata

Attributes

Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve 1729738 Kenya  

Predators

Catacroptera cloanthe (Pirate)[3]
Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale)[4]
Doleschallia bisaltide (Autumn leaf butterfly)[3]
Eretis lugens[3]
Hypolimnas alimena (Bluebanded butterfly)[3]
Hypolimnas bolina (Great egg fly butterfly)[3]
Hypolimnas misippus (The mimic)[3]
Insignorthezia insignis (croton bug)[4]
Junonia hierta (Yellow pansy butterfly)[3]
Junonia natalica (Natal Pansy)[3]
Junonia oenone (Dark Blue Pansy)[3]
Junonia orithya[3]
Junonia terea (Soldier Pansy)[3]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[4]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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