Sp. Pl. 1: 204. 1753
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 96. 1754
c and se United States, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate regions of the Old World.
Species 8–12 (2 in the flora).
The groups of plants referred to as Achyranthes and Alternanthera have been subject to considerable nomenclatural confusion, primarily because P. C. Standley (1915) designated Achyranthes repens Linnaeus as the lectotype species of Achyranthes. As a result, species that had been placed in Achyranthes were transferred to Centrostachys Wallich, and species that had been in Alternanthera were transferred to Achyranthes. A. A. Bullock (1957; see also R. Melville 1958) showed that Standley’s lectotypification was incorrect and that the type species of Achyranthes is Achyranthes aspera Linnaeus. The generic concepts of Achyranthes and Alternanthera then returned to those prior to 1915.
|Author||Kenneth R. Robertson +|
|Common name||Chaff-flower +|
|Distribution||C and se United States +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Tropical +, Subtropical + and And warm-temperate regions of the Old World. +|
|Etymology||Greek achyron, chaff, and anthos, flower +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1753 + and 1754 +|
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|Taxon family||Amaranthaceae +|
|Taxon name||Achyranthes +|
|Taxon parent||Amaranthaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|