Hygrophila polysperma

Family Acanthaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesDwarf Hygrophila, East Indian Hygro, East Indian Hygrophila, East Indian Swampweed, Eastern Indian Hygrophila, Green Hygro, Hygro, Hygrophila, Indian Swamp Weed, Indian Swampweed, Indian Water Star, Miramar Weed, Oriental Ludwigia, Polysperma
SynonymsHemiadelphis polysperma (Roxb.) Nees; Justicia polysperma Roxb.
Growth formHerb, Aquatic
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)0.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia
Exotic range (Australia)QLD, NSW
Exotic range (other)North America
Habitat types (exotic)Water bodies, Riparian systems, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic, Moist soils
Decade of introduction2000

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Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 300200260200
RCP 8.5 2050 3002403402040
RCP 8.5 2070 3003202602040

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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Further Information