Alternanthera littoralis

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Alternanthera littoralis (fig. 2)


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 littoralis

Varietates: A. l. var. guineensis – A. l. var. littoralis – A. l. var. sparmannii


Alternanthera littoralis Beauv., Fl. Oware 2: 72. (1818)

  • Type: "Flore d'Oware et du Bénin". Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F. #s.n. Type: G00008890.


  • Homotypic
    • Alternanthera littoralis Beauv. ex Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 365. (1849), nom. inval. in syn. (isonym)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2019)
    • Alternanthera achyranthoides Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. (Hiern) 1: 896. (1900) (sphalm. Forsk.).
    • Alternanthera maritima var. africana Hauman, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 18: 115. (1946)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Zaire
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola (incl. Cabinda)
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Madagascar

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


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