Gomphrena leucocephala

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Gomphrena leucocephala


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 leucocephala



Gomphrena leucocephala Mart., Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. (Martius) 2(1): 10, t. 110. (1826)

  • Type locality: Brazil. Provinc. Bahia, in desert. Bahiensi.
  • Holotype (Original material): Martius, C.F.P. von #s.n. M M0241746


  • Homotypic
    • Xeraea leucocephala (Mart.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 545. (1891)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2019, Hassler 2019)
    • Gomphrena leucocephala var. foliosa Suess., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 35: 313. (1934)
    • Gomphrena minima Pav. ex Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 414. (1849), nom. inval. in syn.
  • (+ ref. Hassler 2019, accpeted species by Govaerts 2019)
    • Alternanthera glaziovii R.E.Fr., Ark. Bot. 16, no. 13: 12, fig. 3. (1921)
      • Type locality: Brazil. civit. Espirito Santo. Páo d'Alho, in campo.
      • Holotype: Glaziou, A.F.M. #10020. C10005348.


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Brazil
      • Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast

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



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