Invasive Alien Species

Species Name: Grangea maderaspatana

Family Name:
Artemisia maderaspatana L.
Cotula maderaspatana (L.) Willd
Often widely branched from the base, ascending or (when young growing in dense formation) erect,.5-55 cm tall. Annual aromatic herbStem angular, densely patently white-hair, centrally hollow. Leaves helically arranged, sessile, oblong obovate or lanceolate in outline with petiole base, pinnati-lobed with 3-4 pairs of more or less circular, coarsely toothed opposite lobes, light green, 2-10 x 1-6 cm, both side with patently white hair.  Heads peduncles, 7-10 mm diameter, during anthesis accrescent, after anthesis nodding, peduncled, terminal and opposite the leaves, solitary, 1-4 cm long; outer involucral bracts oblong,acute, inner ones elliptic, rounded or obtuse, green, densely pubescent; corolla light yellow or at last greenish yellow, sparingly shorth hairy and glandular.  Achenes flattened, 2 mm long, pappus consisting of a ciliate cup.
Invaded Habitat:
In desiccated pools, ditches, waste places, teak forests; often gregarious.  Rain-fed rice fields and tidal areas.
Indonesia: in Java, Sumatra and the Lesser Sunda Islands: Sumba, Timor, Tidal areas of South Kalimantan (Belandean, Handil Manarap).
Prefers heavy soils, from 4-4800 m alt
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