Amaranthus viridis L.

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Habitat: a Linnean specimen
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,S,W
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Insects associated with this species: Zizeeria knysna (Food plant)
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 68. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 16.

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 10. (Includes a picture).

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 48 - 59. (Includes a picture).

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Amaranthus viridis
African Plant Database: Amaranthus viridis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Amaranthus viridis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Amaranthus viridis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Amaranthus viridis
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iNaturalist: Amaranthus viridis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amaranthus viridis
JSTOR Plant Science: Amaranthus viridis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Amaranthus viridis
Plants of the World Online: Amaranthus viridis
Tropicos: Amaranthus viridis
Wikipedia: Amaranthus viridis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Amaranthus viridis., retrieved 5 March 2024

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