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Alternanthera caracasana  Kunth
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Alternanthera caracasana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Genus: Alternanthera
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Achyranthes peploides
ICPN + PLANTS: Alternanthera peploides
ICPN: Alternanthera pungens
ICPN: Alternanthera repens
More information about  Alternanthera caracasana
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Alternanthera:  from the Latin alternus, "alternate," and anthera, "anthers," referring to the alternating stamens and staminodia (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

caracasana:  of or from Caracus, Venezuela (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 18, 2018).

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