Alternanthera puberula

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Alternanthera puberula


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 puberula


Alternanthera puberula (Mart.) D.Dietr., Syn. Pl. [D. Dietrich] 1: 866. (1839)


  • Basionym
    • Brandesia puberula Mart., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. (Martius) 2(1): 27. (1826)
      • Type locality: Brazil. In aridis montosis prope Mandioccam, in Serra de Estrella. Provinciae Rio de J[aneir]o..
      • Type: Martius, C.F.P. von #Obs. 198. Type: M M0241655.
  • Homotypic
    • Achyranthes puberula (Mart.) Standl., J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 5: 74. (1915)
    • Pfaffia puberula (Mart.) Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16 [Sprengel] 4(2, Cur. Post.): 106. (1827)
    • Telanthera puberula (Mart.) Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 372. (1849)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2019, Hassler 2019)
    • Alternanthera subumbellata Suess., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 42: 55. (1937)
  • (+ ref. Govaerts 2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Brazil
      • Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central
    • Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Paraguay

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


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