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Internal ID UUID644008d01ea70697971321
Scientific name Ammannia verticillata
Authority Lam.
First published in Encycl. 1: 131 (1783)

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The plant is an annual herb, growing up to 1 m in height. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate, and have a serrated margin. The flowers are small, white, and borne in whorls. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous small seeds. Ammannia verticillata is used medicinally for the treatment of fever, headaches, and skin diseases.

Ammannia verticillata is an annual herb in the family Lythraceae, native to central and southeast Asia and naturalized in southern Europe. It grows in wet places such as marshes, river banks and rice fields, and can reach up to 1 m in height. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate, and have a serrated margin. The flowers are small and white, and borne in whorls. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous small seeds. Medicinally, the plant is used to treat fever, headaches, and skin diseases.

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Scientific name Authority First published in
Ammannia baccifera Pollini Fl. Veron. i. 178. 1822 [Nov-Dec 1822]
Ammannia caspia Hohen. Enum. Pl. Talysch : 133 (1838)
Ammannia caspica M.Bieb. Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 2: 457, Suppl.: 111 (1808)
Ammannia salicifolia Monti in Comm. Bonon. i. (1767) 112.

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  • Asia-temperate
    • Caucasus
      • Transcaucasus
    • Middle Asia
      • Turkmenistan
    • Western Asia
      • Afghanistan
      • Iran
      • Iraq
      • Lebanon-Syria
      • Turkey
  • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • South European Russia
      • Ukraine
    • Middle Europe
      • Hungary
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Bulgaria
      • Italy
      • Romania
      • Yugoslavia
    • Southwestern Europe
      • Sardegna

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Database ID/link to page
World Flora Online wfo-0000531121
Flora of Italy 3334
KEW urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:552800-1
The Plant List kew-2633840
Observations.org 149746
IUCN Red List 177067
IPNI 552800-1
iNaturalist 437269
GBIF 3988337
Freebase /m/0113hz_k
EPPO AMMVE
Wikipedia Ammannia_verticillata

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