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Alternanthera philoxeroides(ALRPH)


Data shown below are extracted from EPPO Global Database
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Basic information
  • EPPO code: ALRPH
  • Preferred name: Alternanthera philoxeroides
  • Authority: (von Martius) Grisebach

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Achyranthes paludosa Bunbury
Achyranthes philoxeroides (von Martius) Standley
Alternanthera philoxerina Suessenguth
Bucholzia philoxeroides von Martius
Telanthera philoxeroides (von Martius) Moquin-Tandon

Common names
Name Language
alligator weed English (US)
hierba del caimán Spanish (HN)
hierba lagarto Spanish
lagunilla Spanish (AR)
raíz colorada Spanish (UY)
mizu-tsuru-nogeitô Japanese
nagae-tsuru-nogeitô Japanese
ナガエツルノゲイトウ Japanese
ミズツルノゲイトゥ Japanese
erva-da-jacaré Portuguese (BR)
tripa-de-sapo Portuguese (BR)
альтернантера филоксероидная Russian
xǐ hàn lián zǐ cǎo Chinese
喜旱莲子草 Chinese
Kingdom Plantae ( 1PLAK )
Phylum Magnoliophyta ( 1MAGP )
Class Angiospermae ( 1ANGC )
Category Basal core eudicots ( 1CEUD )
Order Caryophyllales ( 1CAFO )
Family Amaranthaceae ( 1AMAF )
Subfamily Amaranthoideae ( 1AMAS )
Genus Alternanthera ( 1ALRG )
Species Alternanthera philoxeroides ( ALRPH )