2299.000 Amaranthus L.

Description of the genus

Unarmed or spiny, annual, rarely perennial, monoecious herbs. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, simple and entire or sinuate. Flowers unisexual. Bracts and 2 bracteoles present. Perianth segments (2-)3-5, free or connate at base, membranous. Fruit a capsule, indehiscent, rupturing irregularly or with a circumscissile lid. Seeds usually black and shining.

Worldwide: 60 species, in both tropical and temperate zones

Zambia: 11 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Spoladea recurvalis (Spinach moth)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dubius Mart. ex Thell.N,EEImage
graecizans L. subsp. graecizans
graecizans L. subsp. silvestris (Vill.) BrenanN,E,SN,E,SImage
hybridus L.[Agg]N,C,ECb,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
hybridus L. subsp. cruentus (L.) Thell.N,C,EN
hybridus L. subsp. hybridus N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S
lividus L. subsp. polygonoides (Moq.) ProbstNNDescription, Image
retroflexus L.SSDescription, Image
spinosus L.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
thunbergii Moq.B,N,W,C,SNw,N,C,WDescription, Image
viridis L.B,N,W,SCb,Lp,S,W

Other sources of information about Amaranthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Amaranthus
Flora of Caprivi: Amaranthus
Flora of Malawi: Amaranthus
Flora of Mozambique: Amaranthus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Amaranthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Amaranthus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Amaranthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Amaranthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Amaranthus
Wikipedia: Amaranthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amaranthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Amaranthus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Amaranthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=524, retrieved 5 October 2022

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