Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha

Family Acanthaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds; Sleeper Weeds; National Environmental Alert List]
Common namesAsystasia, Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Philippine Violet
SynonymsAsystasia acuminata Klotzsch; Asystasia bojeriana Nees; Asystasia calycina Nees; Asystasia comorensis var. humilis Nees; Asystasia coromandeliana Burkill & C.B. Clarke; Asystasia coromandeliana Nees; Asystasia coromandeliana var. micrantha Nees; Asystasia gangetica (L.) T.Anderson subsp. Gangetica; Asystasia gangetica subsp. gangetica; Asystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Nees) Ensermu; Asystasia gangetica var. mendeliana S.R.Kundu & Mahua Pal; Asystasia intrusa (Forssk.) Blume; Asystasia plumbaginea Nees; Asystasia quarterna Nees; Asystasia violacea Dalzell; Dyschoriste biloba Hochst.; Justicia gangetica L.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyBallistic
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia, Africa
Exotic range (Australia)Christmas Island, WA, NT, QLD, NSW
Exotic range (other)Asia, Pacific Ocean Islands, Indian Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes
Soil type (exotic)Sandy
Decade of introduction1920

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30024383220030
RCP 8.5 2050 30024383260230
RCP 8.5 2070 30028383062626

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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