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Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anderson
Chinese-violet, Ganges primrose

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World tropics; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Asystasia gangetica
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized in Piņones State Forest, Loíza, Puerto Rico, Enlarge

Other data on Asystasia gangetica available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Asystasia gangetica has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Not Native, Naturalized
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
The Jungle Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized


Asystasia gangetica has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized


Asystasia gangetica has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland


All Images:

Asystasia gangetica
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized in Piņones State Forest, Loíza, Puerto Rico, Enlarge
Asystasia gangetica
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Asystasia gangetica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Asystasia gangetica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley