Chamissoa altissima

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False chaff flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Chamissoa
Species: C. altissima
Binomial name
Chamissoa altissima
(Jacq.) Kunth
  • Achyranthes altissima Jacq.
  • Celosia paniculata L.
  • Celosia tomentosa Willd.[1]

Chamissoa altissima [2] (false chaff flower [3]) is native to North and South America. In Brazil it grows in the Cerrado vegetation.[4] In Mexico it is called Hierba del arloma.


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