Alternanthera philoxeroides

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Noun1.Alternanthera philoxeroides - prolific South American aquatic weed having grasslike leaves and short spikes of white flowersAlternanthera philoxeroides - prolific South American aquatic weed having grasslike leaves and short spikes of white flowers; clogs waterways with dense floating masses
Alternanthera, genus Alternanthera - genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
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In integrated systems S3, S4 and S5, which are based on direct sowing with minimum tillage and mainly on culture diversification, perennial weeds, such as Alternanthera philoxeroides, were reported (Table 3).
There have been approximately 30 different plant species found to have the potential to combat dengue, such as Andrographis paniculata [Hempedu Bumi (Malaysia)], Alternanthera philoxeroides (alligator weed), Carica papaya (papaya), Cladosiphon okamuranus (brown seaweed), and Momordica charantia [bitter melon, Peria (Malaysia)] [7].
Plant species that have different growth forms have been proposed for the treatment of textile effluents, for instance, Glandularia pulchella, Phragmites australis, Tagetes patula, Alternanthera philoxeroides, Eichhornia crassipes, Nasturtium officinale, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Petunia grandiflora, and Gaillardia grandiflora [17, 18, 21-24].
The analysis of an invasive and weedy species in China, Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Grisb, showed that combined RAPD and ISSR could effectively identify the genetic diversity within populations [16].
In the species of hygrophytes, Ranunculus sceleratus and Alternanthera philoxeroides also showed high frequency at 57%.
For example mowing is shown to increase vegetative spread in Alternanthera philoxeroides (Jia et al., 2009).
Alternanthera philoxeroides has been reported to clean up lead and mercury from soils [4,12].
Cattail Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce Thalia geniculata Bent alligator flag Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligatorweed Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed Saururus cernuus Lizard's tail Semiaquatic or aquatic plants Colocasia esculenta Wild taro Typha sp.
Por otra parte, en los ecosistemas acuaticos lenticos (lagos, lagunas, esteros, pantanos, presas) se registra la mayor riqueza (222 especies); los ambientes loticos (arroyos, rios) tienen un menor numero de especies (134), de las cuales 18 se localizan estrictamente en cuerpos de agua corriente, como son las nueve de la familia Podostemaceae, ademas de Alternanthera philoxeroides, Erigeron heteromorphus, Justicia americana, Lobelia purpusii, Ludwigia repens, Myriophyllum sibiricum, Nuphar advena, Sparganium americanum y Taxodium mucronatum.