Alternanthera nana

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Alternanthera nana


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 nana


Alternanthera nana R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 417. (1810)

  • Type locality: Australia, East Coast.
  • Holotype: Robert Brown #s.n. Repository BM?. Isotype: BM001015777.

Accepted by Hassler 2019. Considered as a synonym of Alternanthera sessilis by Govaerts 2019.


  • Homotypic
    • Illecebrum nanum (R.Br.) Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16 [Sprengel] 1: 819. (1824)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Australian Plant Name Index)
    • Alternanthera nana var. major Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 250. (1870)
    • Alternanthera major (Benth.) Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 89: 88. (1921)
    • Alternanthera nana var. robusta O.D.Evans, Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains (1962). nom. inval.



Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Hairy Joyweed
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