Achyranthes javanica (Burm.f.) Pers.. Syn. 1: (); Aerva javanica (Burm.f. ) Juss., Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. (), comb. inval. Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex J.A. Schultes, Syst. Veg. ed 5: Boiss., Fl. Or. ; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. Burkill, H.M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol 1. Names. Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. [family AMARANTHACEAE]. Aerva tomentosa Forssk.

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Both types of flowers also have five small ‘petals’ i. The plant is used in many medicinal applications. It has numerous leaves, ovate to lanceolate, x mm, alternate and white to grey. Western Australian Herbarium, Check our website at www.

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American Journal of Botany. Click on images to enlarge. This page was last edited on 21 Mayat It has a native distribution incorporating much of Africa including Madagascarand the south-west and south of Asia, and it has become adventitious in northern Australia. Both types of flowers are stalkless i.

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The present communication reports thirteen taxa of flowering plants not previously recorded from Ma However, there are conflicting opinions to its invasiveness and impact, as it is also a useful fodder in dry areas Queensland Government, The plant is herbaceous, multi-stemmed and soft-wooded and bears broad leaves; it often has an erect habit and grows to a height of about 1. Indigenous knowledge on animal healthcare practices in district Kachchh, Gujarat.


State Herbarium of South Australia: In North-West Australia, a reseeding programme using kapok bush as a colonising species began in These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.

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Additions to the flora of Marathwada region of Maharashtra, India Desc: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aerva javanica. They can have rounded javanifa pointed tips i. Aedva Yinjibarndi and Ngarluma Plants.

In the latter country, camels found it distasteful and took it only in default of better browsing Burkill, Studies on animal grazing preference and socio-economic impacts of animals on human population. Retrieved 10 January Observation specific search options Observed during.

The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. This herb is deep rooted, and is used as soil binder in desert reclamation. In Ethiopia, roots are used to treat ophthalmic infection in goats Giday et al.


The thick, white inflorescences have traditionally been harvested in Arabia for stuffing cushions and saddle pads. Hence daughter plants are exactly clones of the mother. In India, a paste made of green leaves, used for healing wounds and inflammation, was found to have antibacterial activity Srinivas et al.

Early reports from Africa showed that it was palatable to goats and sheep, while cattle would only make use of it as a dry season forage Bartha, The species uses C 4 carbon fixation.

Aerva javanica

While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it. Aerva javanica Scientific classification Kingdom: The small javanic are probably dispersed by animals and wind. The flowers and seeds are externally applied as paste for skin diseases. The seeds are used for stuffing pillows, use of which is believed to cure rheumatism and headaches.