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Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha)

Invasive assessment | Impact assessment | Potential distribution

Scientific name:Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anderson subsp. micrantha (Nees) Ensermu

Common Name:

Chinese violet


Tropical and subtropical areas. Found primarily in urban areas or in low elevation, disturbed habitats. In Australia, most infestations occur on vacant residential land, along fencelines and in neglected garden beds or along roadsides and found on coastal sandy soils. In South-East Asia and Pacific Islands found in rubber, oil palm, coffee and other crops (CRC for Australian Weed Management 2003).
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