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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: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Achyranthes
Species: A. ancistrophora – A. arborescens – A. aspera – A. atollensis – A. bidentata – A. coynei – A. diandra – A. fasciculata – A. fauriei – A. japonica – A. longifolia – A. mangarevica – A. marchionica – A. margaretarum – A. mutica – A. ogatai – A. okinawensis – A. rotundifolia – A. shahii – A. sicula – A. splendens – A. talbotii – A. velutina
Source(s) of checklist:

Hassler, M. 2018. Achyranthes. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 16. Reference page.

Name

Achyranthes L., Sp. Pl. 1: 204. (1753)

nom. cons., see Taxon 44: 611–612 (1995).
Lectotype: Achyranthes aspera L., typ. cons.
Lectotype designated by Hitchcock 1927. International Botanical Congress Cambridge (England), 1930. Nomenclature. Proposals by British Botanists: 114-1555; see also Jarvis, Taxon 41: 55 (1992)

References
Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 204. Reference page.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Achyranthes in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sept. 12. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Achyranthes. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sept. 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Achyranthes. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 12 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Achyranthes. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 12 Sept. 2019.

Vernacular names
suomi: Tähkähännät

Achyranthes is a genus of medicinal and ornamental plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Chaff flower is a common name for plants in this genus.[1]

Species include:[2]

Achyranthes ancistrophora C.C.Towns.
Achyranthes arborescens R.Br.
Achyranthes aspera L. (= A. argentea) (Sanskrit : apamarg (अपामार्ग))
Achyranthes atollensis (extinct)
Achyranthes bidentata Blume
Achyranthes coynei Santapau
Achyranthes diandra Roxb.
Achyranthes fasciculata (Suess.) C.C.Towns.
Achyranthes faureri
Achyranthes mangarevica Suess.
Achyranthes marchionica R.Br.
Achyranthes margaretarum de Lange
Achyranthes mutica A.Gray ex H.Mann
Achyranthes shahii M.R.Almeida & S.M.Almeida
Achyranthes splendens Mart. ex Moq.
Achyranthes talbotii Hutch. & Dalziel

References

USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Achyranthes". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
"Achyranthes L." Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved May 27, 2020.

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