Alternanthera echinocephala

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Alternanthera echinocephala


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 echinocephala


Alternanthera echinocephala (Hook.f.) Christoph., Nyt Mag. Naturvidensk. 70: 73. (1932)


  • Basionym
    • Brandesia echinocephala Hook.f., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 189. (1847)
  • Homotypic
    • Achyranthes echinocephala (Hook.f.) Standl., J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 5: 74. (1915)
    • Telanthera echinocephala (Hook.f.) Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 373. (1849)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2019, Hassler 2019)
    • Alternanthera menziesii H.St.John, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 27: 49. (1957)
    • Telanthera argentea Andersson, Kongl. Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. 1853: 168. (1855)


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Western South America
      • Galápagos

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


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