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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Ovaries numerous in one whorl, superior, laterally much compressed, simulating a single, deeply incised ovary; stigmas narrowly linear, sessile.

Moody, ; Holm et al. Click on images to limhocharis. Countries or multi-country features with distribution records for Limnocharis flava. Common name yellow velvet-leaf. Roots fibrous white or brown. Though considered as an invasive plant and has great potential to become a weed, it is a known vegetable in some countries. Aquatic weeds of Southeast Asia.

In freshwater pools and ditches, especially in moister regions; sometimes gregarious. Ecology In freshwater pools and ditches, limnochariz in moister regions; sometimes gregarious. 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 flaav or endive.

Weeds in the Tropics. International Common Names English: Limnocharis plumieriRich. The flowers are pedicelled, actinomorphic, hermaphrodite and 2 – 4cm in diameter.

Limnocharis flava – Wikipedia

Grows best in shallow, neutral to slightly acidic water[ ]. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Limnocharis flava.

These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances. It usually grows cm tall.


Nayar and Sworupanandan, ; Abhilash et al. 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. Because of its slime it is used as a substitute for soap. Yellow burrhead Limnocharis flava is similar to monochoria Monochoria cyaneapickerel weed Pontederia cordata and water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes when it is not in flower.

Leaf sheath present, rounded or compressed in cross section. African Flaava of Ecology, 45 3: Management notes llmnocharis this location. Phytofiltration of cadmium from water by Limnocharis flava L.

From m alt. Bulletin Balai Penelitian Perkebunan Medan, 6 1: The young leaves and tops of the plant are boiled or cooked in mixed soups.

Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Indicates a fertile soil. This is because eradication or control programs implimented at an early stage of an invasion have a higher chance of success and are more cost-efficient. It is hardy to zone UK Sow in a constantly damp medium at 20c, cover with silver sand and immerse in 1cm of water once the seedlings have germinated[ ]. Current status of weed problems in rubber, oil palm, cocoa, tea and rice and their control. In some situations, infestations of the weed limoncharis so severe that they have forced the abandonment of ricefields.

Soil Tolerances Top of page Soil drainage seasonally waterlogged Soil reaction acid falva neutral Soil texture heavy. Human agency is also responsible for the spread of this plant due to the popular belief that the leaves of this plant, when eaten as a partly limnochzris salad, cures rheumatism. Please view the copyright link for more information. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.


As well as unintentional spread of the seed via agricultural imports its use and cultivation as a food source may result in intentional spread of the plant into new countries. The plant was introduced into Singapore for ornamental purposes Corlett, As well as unintentional spread of the seed via agricultural imports its use and cultivation lmnocharis a food source may result in intentional spread of the plant into new countries.

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Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page L. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be limmocharis by going to Generate Report.

Often controlled manually using hand tools. A biotype of Limnocahris flava resistant to 2,4-D. The latter is thought to be the cause its spread from Java to Papua Waterhouse et al.

Jason Weber seedlings Photo: The effects of the invasive weed should be outlined, and the practices necessary for limiting its spread should be made clear.

Kotalawala, ; Moody, ; Holm et al. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page L. Control of herbicide resistance biotype of Limnocharis flava in direct-seeded rice.

A profitable vegetable in W.