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Ammannia coccinea NRCS-1.jpg
Ammannia coccinea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Ammannia

Ammannia[1][2][3] (alternate spelling Ammania) is a genus of about 25 to 30 species of plants often referred to as redstems from wet areas in America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Several species are grown as decorative plants in aquariums.

The genus was named (but not published) by William Houstoun and later published by Linnaeus, who later indicated that the name honored Paul Amman. However, Philip Miller, who received Houstoun's manuscripts on Houston's death, stated that it honored Johann Amman.

Selected species:


  1. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment
  2. ^ USDA Plants Profile
  3. ^ "Ammannia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.