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Asystasia gangetica
(Acanthaceae)

Chinese violet, Philippine violet, asystasia, coromandel

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Asystasia gangetica is native to India and Africa. 


Species description or overview

Asystasia gangetica information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Asystasia gangetica from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Asystasia gangetica information from PIER
Information on Asystasia gangetica as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Asystasia gangetica description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Asystasia gangetica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Asystasia gangetica
Nomenclatural information about Asystasia gangetica is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Asystasia gangetica information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asystasia gangetica--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Asystasia gangetica information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Asystasia gangetica, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Asystasia gangetica
Nomenclatural information about Asystasia gangetica is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Asystasia gangetica (Acanthaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Asystasia gangetica as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Asystasia gangetica impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Asystasia gangetica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

Asystasia gangetica weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Asystasia gangetica for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Control methods

Asystasia gangetica information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Asystasia gangetica from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Asystasia gangetica management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Asystasia gangetica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Images of Asystasia gangetica (Acanthaceae) (Chinese violet, coromandel)
Links to high-resolution free images of Asystasia gangetica (Acanthaceae) (Chinese violet, coromandel) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Asystasia gangetica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asystasia gangetica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Asystasia gangetica images from PIER
Images of Asystasia gangetica provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Asystasia gangetica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asystasia gangetica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Asystasia gangetica information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Asystasia gangetica--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Asystasia gangetica worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Asystasia gangetica is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Where to see this species

A nature walk to Kaena Point
Arrigoni, Edward. 1978. A nature walk to Kaena Point. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN: 0-914916-30-0.

Kaena Point natural area reserve ecosystem restoration project
The resources of Kaena, and threats to the wildlife, are depicted on this US Fish and Wildlife site.


Books

A nature walk to Kaena Point
Arrigoni, Edward. 1978. A nature walk to Kaena Point. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN: 0-914916-30-0.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oahu Offshore Islets Pictorial Guide: Common Plants of Oahu's Offshore Islets
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Pictorial Guide: Common Plants of Oahu's Offshore Islets. Prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Experts

Asystasia gangetica contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Asystasia gangetica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Asystasia gangetica references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Asystasia gangetica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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