Achyranthes velutina

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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: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Achyranthes
Species: Achyranthes velutina


Achyranthes velutina Hook. & Arn., Bot. Beechey Voy. 68. (1832).

  • Type: [Society Islands: Bow Island]. Beechey #s.n. Probable type?: K000848069.

Accepted by Hassler 2019. Considered as a synonym of Achyranthes aspera var. velutina by Govaerts 2019.


  • Homotypic
    • Achyranthes aspera var. velutina (Hook. & Arn.) C.C.Towns., Kew Bull. 29: 473. (1974)
    • Centrostachys velutina (Hook. & Arn.) Standl., J. Washington Acad. Sci. 5: 76. (1915)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Aldabra, Chagos Archipelago, Réunion
  • Pacific
    • Southwestern Pacific
      • Gilbert Is., Samoa, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tuvalu
    • South-Central Pacific
      • Line Is., Society Is., Tuamotu, Tubuai Is.

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