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Taxon: Alternanthera achyrantha R. Br. ex Sweet

Synonym of Alternanthera pungens Kunth

Genus: Alternanthera
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 414339
Place of publication: Hort. suburb. Lond. 48. 1818 (R. Brown, Prodr. 417. 1810, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
  • • R. Brown did not actually make this combination (Shenzhen ICN Art. 35.2), only listing Illecebrum achyrantha L. under Alternanthera
  • • Sweet's name is validly published by an indirect reference to Illecebrum achyrantha L., nom. superfl., but since that name or its type was not cited, Sweet's name remains legitimate (W. Greuter, pers. comm. via e-mail on 18 Jun 2015)
Name Verified on: 23-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45

Check other web resources for Alternanthera achyrantha R. Br. ex Sweet :

  • 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=414339. Accessed 12 July 2020.