Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) is a tool for the botanical community that deals with plant names and their usage in the scientific literature, whether as a current name or synonym. APNI does not recommend any particular taxonomy or nomenclature. For a listing of currently accepted scientific names for the Australian vascular flora, please use the Australian Plant Census (APC) link above.
Comment:Authorship of Alternanthera ficoidea is sometimes attributed to "(L.) R.Br.". R.Brown, Prodr. 417 (1810), lists Illecebrum ficoideum (L.) L. as a species that should be referred to Alternanthera but does not definitely associate the genus name and specific epithet as required under ICN Art. 35.2 (Shenzhen Code, 2018).