Alternanthera

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Contains 9 accepted taxa overall.

Family:AMARANTHACEAE
Common Name:JOYWEED
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order CARYOPHYLLALES
FamilyAMARANTHACEAE
Genus Alternanthera

Citation

Citation ALTERNANTHERA Forsskal, Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. lix, 28. 1775.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Alternanthera achyranthes Forsskal

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Alternanthera brasiliana BRAZILIAN JOYWEED
Alternanthera caracasana WASHERWOMAN
Alternanthera ficoidea SLENDER JOYWEED
Alternanthera flavescens YELLOW JOYWEED
Alternanthera maritima SEASIDE JOYWEED
Alternanthera paronichyoides SMOOTH JOYWEED
Alternanthera philoxeroides ALLIGATORWEED
Alternanthera pungens KHAKIWEED
Alternanthera sessilis SESSILE JOYWEED

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Adoceton Adoceton Rafinesque, Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 1: 438. 1817. TYPE:
Allaganthera Allaganthera Martius, Pl. Horti Erlang. 69. 1814. TYPE: = Alternanthera Forsskal 1775.
Bucholzia Bucholzia Martius, Nova Gen. Sp. 2: 49. 1826, non Stadtmann ex Willemet 1796. TYPE: Non designatus.
Illecebrum Illecebrum Sprengel, Anleit. Kenntn. Gew., ed. 2. 2(1): 317. 1817, non Linnaeus 1753. TYPE: = Alternanthera Forsskal 1775.
Mogiphanes Mogiphanes Martius, Nova Gen. Sp. 2: 29. 1826. TYPE: Non designatus.
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