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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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

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

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Asystasia gangetica has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Asystasia gangetica
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2016
Naturalized in Piñones 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