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Alternanthera denticulata

Basic information
Scientific name Alternanthera denticulata

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Common names Joyweed
Higher taxon Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Tropical America
Habitat Roadside, around rice field
Invasion information
Range in Japan Pacific coastal side of central to southern Japan. Range in Japan
Date Middle Meiji Era (late 19 C)
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Tropical Asia, Africa, Australia
Reference Notes
  • Ogaito, H. (2009, personal communication, on the occurrence in Mie Pref.)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.