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Alternanthera caracasana  Kunth
Alternanthera caracasana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Family: Amaranthaceae  
Genus: Alternanthera

Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAchyranthes peploides
JEF + PLANTSAlternanthera peploides
JEFAlternanthera pungens
JEFAlternanthera repens
More information about  Alternanthera caracasana

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)

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/26/2021).