Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze
  • Common name : Joy Weed, Ruby leaf
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in gardens, sometimes as an escape on disturbed land and roadsides
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : West Indies and Brazil, Tropical America
  • World Distribution : West Indies and Brazil, Tropical America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alternanthera brasiliana. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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