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Taxon: Achyranthes aspera L.

 
Genus: Achyranthes
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 401486
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:204. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.3 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Achyranthes
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential as soil improver (as green manure)
  • Harmful organism host:
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (tropical & subtropical), Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
    • CHINA: China [Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Hainan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (e.), Queensland (n., e., & c.), Western Australia (n. & w.), Northern Territory]

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Quintana Roo]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia (tropical & subtropical), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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Check other web resources for Achyranthes aspera L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=401486. Accessed 28 January 2020.