Alternanthera nodiflora

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Alternanthera nodiflora


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 nodiflora


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

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


  • Homotypic
    • Alternanthera sessilis var. nodiflora (R.Br.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 540. (1891)
    • Alternanthera triandra var. nodiflora (R.Br.) Maiden & Betche, Census N.S.W. Pl.: 73 (1916)
  • Heterotypic
    • Alternanthera nodiflora var. linearifolia Moq., Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 356 (1849)
    • Alternanthera sennii Mattei, Boll. Ort. Bot. Palermo 9: 21 (1910).


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

Introduced in Africa.

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