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

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Calandrinia is a plant genus 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.

Species include:


  1. ^ Kunth in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. et Sp. vi. 77. t. 526 (1823)

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