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Calandrinia colchaguensis (8677477954).jpg
Calandrinia colchaguensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Montiaceae
Genus: Calandrinia

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Calandrinia is a plant genus first described by Kunth[1] that contains many species of purslane, including the redmaids. The genus was named for Jean Louis Calandrini, an 18th-century Swiss botanist. It includes around 150 species of annual herbs which bear colorful flowers in shades of red to purple and white. Plants of this genus are native to Australia, Chile, and western North America [2].

Species include[3].:


  1. ^ Kunth in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. et Sp. vi.77. t. 526 (1823)
  2. ^ GBIF: Distribution map of collections of Calandrinia. Accessed February 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Calandrinia: Accepted species in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: February 27, 2018.

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