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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.
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Achyranthes
Name verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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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 - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    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.], Northern Territory, Queensland [n., e., & c.], Western Australia [n. & w.]
  • 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
    Mesoamerica: 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 naturalized

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. [mentions].
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985–2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  • Chaudhary, S. A. 1987. Weeds of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah. 1980–. Flora of Egypt.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986–. Flora of the Guianas.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1997. World weeds: natural histories and distribution.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition.
  • Valkenburg, J. L. C. H. van & N. Bunyapraphatsara, eds. 2001. Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(2):39–42.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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