Alternanthera spinosa

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Alternanthera
Species: Alternanthera spinosa


Alternanthera spinosa (Hornem.) Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 5: 555. (1819)


  • Basionym
    • Achyranthes spinosa Hornem., Enum. Pl. Hort. Hafn., Suppl. 2: 1. (1808), Hort. Bot. Hafn. i. 240 (1813).
      • Type: Unknown origin. Collector not on sheet, #s.n. Holotype: C C10005356.
  • Homotypic
    • Illecebrum spinosum (Hornem.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 1: 819. (1824)


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Caribbean
      • Cuba, Dominican Republic
    • Western South America
      • Ecuador

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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