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Boerhavia elegans

Boerhavia elegans is a species of flowering plants in the four o'clock flower family, Nyctaginaceae.

Boerhavia elegans
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Boerhavia
B. elegans
Binomial name
Boerhavia elegans
  • Boerhavia elegans subsp. stenophylla (Boiss.) A.G. Mill., 1994[2]
  • Boerhavia elegans var. stenophylla Boiss., 1879[3]

It is one of the species that compose the "tortoise turf", the food source of the Aldabra giant tortoise, of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.


  1. ^ Choisy, Jacques Denys (Denis) Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 13(2): 453. 1849
  2. ^ A.G. Mill. Edinburgh J. Bot. 51(1): 40 1994
  3. ^ Boiss. Fl. Orient. 4: 1046 1879

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