Achyranthes aspera L.

Common name

English: Devil's horsewhip

Mandarin: 土牛膝 (tu niu xi)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Caryophyllales (100)

        Family: Amaranthaceae (15) (family description)

          Genus: Achyranthes (1)

           Epithet: aspera L. (5)

Synonyms: Achyranthes argentea Lam., Achyranthes obtusifolia Lamarck

argentea => silvery

aspera => rough, sharp to the touch

obtusifolia => with leaves blunt at the apex

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Achyranthes aspera at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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