Alternanthera denticulata

Alternanthera denticulata


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Alternanthera
Species: Alternanthera denticulata


Alternanthera denticulata R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 417. (1810)

  • Type: Australia. "(T.J.D.) v.v." Port Dalrymple. 1802 - 1805-07-01, Brown, R. #s.n. Type: E E00279929, E00279930.

Accepted by Govaerts 2019 and Hassler 2019. Sometimes treated as synonym of Alternanthera sessilis.


  • Homotypic
    • Alternanthera triandra var. denticulata (R.Br.) Maiden & Betche, Census N.S.W. Pl.: 73. (1916)
    • Alternanthera sessilis var. denticulata (R.Br.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl.2: 540. (1891)
  • Heterotypic
    • Alternanthera denticulata var. micrantha Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 250. (1870)
    • Alternanthera micrantha (Benth.) Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 22(89): 640. (1921), nom. illeg. (later homonym of Alternanthera micrantha R.E.Fr. 1920)
    • Alternanthera denticulata var. uliginosa Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 22(89): 640. (1921)
    • Alternanthera glabra Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 361. (1849), nom. inval. (synonymized with Alternanthera denticulata)
    • Illecebrum glabrum Spreng. ex Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 361. (1849), nom. inval. (synonymized with Alternanthera denticulata)



Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Papuasia
      • New Guinea
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Norfolk Is., New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
    • New Zealand
      • New Zealand North

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular namesEdit

English: Lesser Joyweed
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