Gomphrena caespitosa

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Gomphrena caespitosa


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: Gomphrena
Species: Gomphrena caespitosa


Gomphrena caespitosa Torr., Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound., Bot. [Emory] 2(1): 181. (1858)

  • Type locality: United States: New Mexico.
  • Syntype: Organ Mountains. 1852-04-30, C. Wright #1752, Isosyntype: GH00037066 (mounted with Isosyntypes Torrey, Wright 1752, 263869, 263868), K000848098 (with K000848097; K000848099), K000848100, NY00324487
  • Syntype: 1851, G. Thurber #256. F0047609F
  • Syntype: Copper Mines. 1851-08-27, C. Wright #1753. GH00263872 (mounted with Isosyntypes Torrey, Wright 1753, 263874, 263873)
  • Further syntypes at JSTOR


  • Homotypic
    • Xeraea caespitosa (Torr.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 545. (1891)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2019, but accepted by Govaerts 2019)
    • Gomphrena viridis Wooton & Standl., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 16: 120. (1913)
      • Type locality: United States: New Mexico. Grant. Hanover Mountain.
      • Holotype: 1911-07-31, Holzinger, J.M. #s.n. HT: US-660403 US00102807.


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • eFloras 2008. Gomphrena caespitosa in Flora of North America . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: tufted globe amaranth
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