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Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis

Achyranthes japonica (Miq.) Nakai var. hachijoensis Honda

japanese chaff-flower

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACJAH
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Achyranthes
FAMILY CODE: AMARAN

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PERENNIAL: 1

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

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PINNATE: 0
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BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACJAH
USDA Common Name: Japanese Chaff Flower
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (KY, OH, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis
COMMON NAME: Japanese Chaff-flower
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K1, K2; < A. japonica - C, Il]
PHENOLOGY: Jul-Sep.
HABITAT: Bottomland forests, disturbed areas, native of e. Asia.
COMMENTS: Escaped in KY and WV (Mingo and Wayne counties) (Medley et al. 1985), n. AL (Limestone County) (D. Spaulding, pers.comm.), nc. GA, s. OH, s. IN, and s.IL, and now acting as a serious invasive species (Evans & Taylor 2011).
RANGE MAP: Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis.png

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 japonica var. hachijoensis in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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