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Aerva lanata var. rotundifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Aerva[1]

Ouret Adans.[2] Aerua (orth. var.)

Aerva is a genus of plant in family Amaranthaceae.

Selected species[edit]

List of species within the genus sensu Thiv et al. (2006)[3] & Hammer et al. (2017):[4]

Taxa in Synonymy[edit]


Aerva spp. are native to the palaeotropics, throughout continental Africa, Madagascar and smaller islands (Rodrigues, Mauritius, Socotra), through parts of the Middle East, India, and southeast Asia.[3][6] Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Schult. is an alien in northern Australia.[7]


  1. ^ "Aerva Forssk.". International Plant Names Index. Plant Names Project. Retrieved 2017-01-21. 
  2. ^ Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. "Amaranthaceae by C. C. Townsend". Flora Zambesiaca. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 9 (part:1). Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b Thiv, Mike; Thulin, Mats; Kilian, Norbert; Linder, H. Peter (2006). "Eritreo-Arabian Affinities of the Socotran Flora as Revealed from the Molecular Phylogeny of Aerva (Amaranthaceae)". Systematic Botany. 31: 560–570. 
  4. ^ Hammer, Timothy A.; Davis, Robert W.; Thiele, Kevin R. (2017). "Wadithamnus, a new monotypic genus in Amaranthaceae". Phytotaxa. 295 (2): 173–184. 
  5. ^ "Wadithamnus". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Flora of Pakistan. "Aerva Forssk.". Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Schult. Kapok Bush". FloraBase. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Aerva at Wikispecies