Ouret lanata

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Ouret lanata


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: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Ouret
Species: Ouret lanata



Ouret lanata (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 544 (1891) (as Uretia)


  • Basionym
    • Achyranthes lanata L., Sp. Pl. 204 (1753)
      • Lectotype: [illustration] “AMARANTUS spicatus Zeylanicus, foliis obtusis, &c” in Burman, Thes. Zeylan.: t. 26, fig. 1. 1736 (“1737”).
  • Homotypic
    • Illecebrum lanata (L.) L., Mant. Pl.: 344 (1771)
    • Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult. in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 5: 564 (1819)
    • Ouret lanata (L.) Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. (Hiern) 1(4): 893 (1900), isonym.
  • Heterotypic
    • Achyranthes villosa Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 48 (1775)
    • Aerva elegans Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 303 (1849)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Burkina, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gulf of Guinea Is., Rwanda, Zaïre
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa
      • KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Chagos Archipelago, Madagascar, Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Arabian Peninsula
      • Saudi Arabia, Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Bangladesh, India, Laccadive Is., Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China
      • Vietnam
    • Malesia
      • Cocos (Keeling) Is., Jawa, Malaya, Philippines
    • Papuasia
      • New Guinea

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Hammer, T.A., Zhong, X., Colas des Francs-Small, C., Nevill, P.G., Small, I.D. & Thiele, K.R. 2019. Resolving intergeneric relationships in the aervoid clade and the backbone of Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae): Evidence from whole plastid genomes and morphology. Taxon 68(2): 297–314. DOI: 10.1002/tax.12054 Reference page

Vernacular names

தமிழ்: சிறுபீளை
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