Alternanthera tenella Colla

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Synonyms: Alternanthera bettzickiana (Regel) Voss
Alternanthera ficoidea (L.) R. Br. ex Roem.
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Derivation of specific name: tenella: very soft, tender.
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Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 22.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 126 - 128.

Other sources of information about Alternanthera tenella:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Alternanthera tenella
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Alternanthera tenella

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alternanthera tenella
African Plant Database: Alternanthera tenella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alternanthera tenella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alternanthera tenella
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alternanthera tenella
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Alternanthera tenella
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alternanthera tenella
JSTOR Plant Science: Alternanthera tenella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alternanthera tenella
Plants of the World Online: Alternanthera tenella
Tropicos: Alternanthera tenella
Wikipedia: Alternanthera tenella

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Alternanthera tenella., retrieved 11 December 2023

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