Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens

(Moquin-Tandon) C. C. Townsend

Kew Bull. 29: 473. 1974.

Basionym: Achyranthes fruticosa var. pubescens Moquin-Tandon in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 314. 1849
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 437.

Leaf blades elliptic, ovate, or broadly ovate, 4–20 × 2–5 cm, base rounded or narrowed, apex acuminate. Tepals 6–7 mm. Utricles 3–4 mm.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Waste places, chrome ore piles, hammocks
Elevation: 0-10 m


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Fla., Md., Tex., West Indies.


Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens may be native in southern Florida; it is introduced in Maryland.

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Lower Taxa