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Useful Tropical Plants

Ludwigia perennis

L.

Onagraceae

+ Synonyms

Jussiaea caryophyllea Lam.

Jussiaea perennis (L.) Brenan

Ludwigia caryophyllea (Lam.) Merr. & F.P.Metcalf

Ludwigia parviflora Roxb.

Common Name:

Ludwigia perennis
Young plant
Photograph by: Not known
Public domain
Ludwigia perennis Ludwigia perennis Ludwigia perennis

General Information

Ludwigia perennis is an erect, annual, taprooted plant with branched stems, growing 20 - 100cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The leaves are harvested from the wild for local use as a food. They are sometimes sold in local markets in west Africa[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Tropical Africa; through east and southeast Asia to Australia and New Caledonia.

Habitat

Wet sites such as flood plains, roadside ditches, muddy wallows, abandoned rice paddies; at elevations from near sea level to 1,200 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
617
Title
Traditional Vegetables in Benin
Publication
 
Author
Achigan-Dako E. Et al
Publisher
Darwin Initiative; International Foundation for Science
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
Issued as a PDF on the Internet, it contains basic information on over 250 species of plants used for food in Benin.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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