Species: Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau. Weed type: Grass-like leaves. Global description: Aquatic, perennial herb, partially submerged, rooting in the. A popular and highly esteemed vegetable in the tropics, especially in parts of SE Asia, the plant is both gathered from the wild and also sometimes cultivated in. [Others]: Limnocharis flava was introduced to Southeast Asia more than a century ago and has become naturalised in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma and.

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In the USA, L. A biotype of Limnocharis flava resistant to 2,4-D.

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It prefers moist or wet soil and limnocharix grow in water.

Java, eaten after slightly heating over fire or for making urapI a mixture of minced vegetable and grated coconutdressed with peanut sauce spiced peanut butter or prepared as a spinach or endive.

These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances. Right plant wrong place.

There are no known pollinators for the plant in either South America or South east Asia. A systematic account of common Southeast Asian aquatic weeds.


Limnocharis flava – Useful Tropical Plants

If allowed to grow unchecked, L. The plant may also propagate clonally. Mechanical control Hand-pushed rotary weeders may be used to control the weed in transplanted rice. Common name Location Language Meaning Source yellow velvet-leaf.

Always seek advice from a limnoxharis before using a plant medicinally. Morphology of the fruit and mechanism of seed dispersal of the freshwater limnochagis Limnocharis flava. The fruits are spherical. Because of lminocharis slime it is used as a substitute for soap. It cannot grow in the shade. Inflorescences are umbellate consisting of flowers springing from a common center and arranged in a clusterwith between two to 15 flowers supported by an involucre of bracts; sometimes one or two leaves are present between the flowers.

Vegetative plantlets develop from the central inflorescence but and either root in the mud below or break off and float away to form new infestations.

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Please view the copyright link for more information. Shallow swamps, ditches, pools and wet rice fields, occurring usually in stagnant fresh water[ ]. There are numerous stamens surrounded by a whorl of staminoides filaments flattened, free, anthers basifixed, 2-celled, dehiscing longitudinally. Major Weeds in Thailand. Sawah Lettuce, Sawah Flowering Rush. Jason Weber mature fruiting ‘capsule’ Photo: It sometimes invades rice fields where it can become a weed.


Field surveys such as this provide current distribution records of weeds in an area and are necessary for fast detection of a new invasive weed.

For example, plants should be uprooted and burnt or deep-buried to prevent them from re-establishing and the plants should be preferably removed before the weed flowers and sheds its seeds.

When ripe, the fruit carpels fall into the water where they release the seeds, which sink to the bottom. A single fruit produces about 1, seeds and a single plant may produce as 1, seeds per year. Micronutrient composition and nutritional importance of gathered vegetables in Vietnam, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 52 6: Kotalawala, ; Moody, ; Holm et al. Weed of the month: Management of problematic aquatic weeds in Africa: The flowers are pedicelled, actinomorphic, hermaphrodite and 2 – 4cm in diameter.

John Wiley and Sons. Reproduction Flowering and fruiting takes place throughout the year, with a single limnochaaris producing about seeds, and a single plant producing about fruits per year Senartana,