Alternanthera bettzickiana

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Alternanthera bettzickiana
Alternanthera amoena-Flower-2.jpg
From Kerala
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Alternanthera
Species: A. bettzickiana
Binomial name
Alternanthera bettzickiana
(Regel) G.Nicholson

A. amoena

Alternanthera bettzickiana (syn. A. amoena)[1][2] is a species of flowering plant in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. It is commonly used as an ornamental edging plant. It is particularly popular in China, where it is "cultivated in nearly all the large cities".[3] It is native to South America.[3] Its common names include calico-plant.[4]


  1. ^ A. amoena. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
  2. ^ A. amoena. The Plant List.
  3. ^ a b Alternanthera bettzickiana. Flora of China.
  4. ^ Alternanthera bettzickiana. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).

Further reading[edit]

  • Lim, G. (1968). A new record of sclerotial wilt of Alternanthera amoena (Lem.) Voss. Mycopathologia Volume 36, Number 2.