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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: Achyropsis

Species: A. avicularis – A. filifolia – A. fruticulosa – A. gracilis – A. laniceps – A. leptostachya

Achyropsis Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. [Bentham & Hooker f.] 3(1): 36. 1880

Type species: not designated


Achyranthes sect. Achyropsis Moq., Prodr. 13(2): 310. (1849)

Primary references

Bentham, G. & Hooker, J.D. 1880. Genera Plantarum ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus servata definita. Vol. 3, pars 1, sistens Dicotyledonum Monochlamydearum ordines XXXVI (Nyctagnieas – Ceratophylleas) et Gymnospermearum ordines III (Gnetaceas – Cycadaceas). A. Black, 459 pp. Londini [London]. BHL Reference page. : 36.
Moquin-Tandon, A. 1849. Amarantaceae. In: De Candolle, A.P. (ed.): Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis 13(2): 231–424. Masson, Paris. BHL. Reference page. : 310


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Achyropsis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Sept. 10. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Achyropsis. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Sept. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Achyropsis. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 10 2019. 2019. Achyropsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Sept. 10.

Achyropsis is a genus of plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae that is found in Africa distributed from Kenya to South Africa.[1]

The genus has six accepted species:[2]

Achyropsis avicularis (E.Mey. ex Moq.) Cooke & C.H.Wright
Achyropsis filifolia C.C.Townsend
Achyropsis fruticulosa C.B.Cl.
Achyropsis gracilis C.C.Townsend
Achyropsis laniceps C.B.Cl.
Achyropsis leptostachya (E.Mev. ex Meisn.) Bak.


"Achyropsis (Moq.) Hook.f." Plants of the World Online Kew Science, retrieved 18 June 2020.
"Catalogue of Life - 2020-04-16 Beta". Catalogue of Life, retrieved 18 June 2020.

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