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

Distribution

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Fla., Md., Tex., West Indies

Discussion

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

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
Kenneth R. Robertson +
(Moquin-Tandon) C. C. Townsend +
narrowed +  and rounded +
Achyranthes fruticosa var. pubescens +
ovate +  and orbiculate or broadly rhombate +
membranous +
long-aristate +
Fla. +, Md. +, Tex. +  and West Indies +
0-10 m +
peripheral +
spaced +  and crowded +
hypogynous +
minute +  and small +
indurate +  and coriaceous +
not +  and dehiscent +
Waste places, chrome ore piles, hammocks +
many-flowered +  and pedunculate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
adpressed-pubescent +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
fimbriate +
turbinate +  and obovoid +
few-branched +  and simple +
Flowering summer. +
ovoid +  and obovoid +
Illustrated +
erect +  and ascending +
40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br /> (200 cm2,000 mm <br />2 m <br />) +
elongate +
Centrostachys aspera +
Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens +
Achyranthes aspera +
variety +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
cylindric +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
membranous +
annual +  and perennial +