2328.000 Achyranthes L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with entire, opposite leaves. Inflorescence a slender spike, terminal on the stems and branches. Bracts with midrib excurrent into a spine. Modified sterile flowers 0. Flowers solitary in the bracts, bisexual. Bracteoles 2. Tepals 4-5, 1-3(-5)-nerved, narrowly lanceolate, mucronate with the excurrent midrib. Bracteoles with a spiny awn, the awn exceeding the membranous wings of the lamina. Stamens 5 (in ours); filaments alternating with pseudostaminodes. Fruits strongly deflexed, closely appressed to the inflorescence axis.

Worldwide: 6-8 species in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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aspera L.[Agg]

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Flora of Botswana: Achyranthes
Flora of Caprivi: Achyranthes
Flora of Malawi: Achyranthes
Flora of Mozambique: Achyranthes
Flora of Zambia: Achyranthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Achyranthes

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Achyranthes
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Achyranthes
JSTOR Plant Science: Achyranthes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Achyranthes
Plants of the World Online: Achyranthes
Tropicos: Achyranthes
Wikipedia: Achyranthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Achyranthes.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=534, retrieved 14 July 2024

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