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Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens

Achyranthes aspera L. var. pubescens (Moq.) Townsend

devil’s-horsewhip

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACASP
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Achyranthes
FAMILY CODE: AMARAN

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 1
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 1
SUBSHRUB: 1
SHRUB: 0
TREE: 0
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 0

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 0
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 0
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

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NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 0
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

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Butterfly Friendly: 0
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Hummingbird Friendly: 0

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACASP
USDA Common Name: Devil's Horsewhip
Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I)
Distribution: USA (FL, HI, MD, TX), USA+ (PR)
Duration: Annual, Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Forb/herb

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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens
COMMON NAME: Devil's-horsewhip
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K1, K2, WH3; = Centrostachys aspera (Linnaeus) Standley - S]
PHENOLOGY:
HABITAT: Disturbed uplands.
COMMENTS: Reported for MD and s. FL (FNA, Kartesz 1999), the MD report dropped in Kartesz (2010). Native of West Indies and perhaps s. FL.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Amaranthaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Amaranth Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 65 genera and 900 species, mostly herbs, but including shrubs and trees, nearly cosmopolitan, but most diverse in subtropical and temperate regions (Judd & Ferguson 1999).
REFERENCE: Robertson & Clemants in FNA (2003b); Townsend in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Judd & Ferguson (1999)=Z; Fuentes-Bazan, Uotila, & Borsch (2012); Fuentes-Bazan, Mansion, & Borsch (2012); Kühn in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Achyranthes Linnaeus 1753 (Chaff-flower)
SUMMARY: A genus of 6-8 species, of warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World.
REFERENCE: Robertson in FNA (2003b); Townsend in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Key based closely on FNA.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
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