Checklist: Amaranthaceae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Zambia have been excluded.

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Brenan, J.P.M. (1988) Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)   
Townsend, C.C. (1988) Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)   
NamesFZ Divisions
Mechowia grandiflora Schinz B,S
Mechowia redactifolia C.C. Towns. N
SUAEDA Forssk. ex Scop.  
Suaeda sp. A B
2223.000 CHENOPODIUM L.  
*Chenopodium album L. C,S
Chenopodium ambrosioides L. B,N,W,C,E,S
Chenopodium murale L. S
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex Koch & Ziz. N
Chenopodium procerum Hochst. ex Moq. N
Chenopodium schraderianum Schultz. S
Chenopodium foetidum Schrad.
2229.000 ATRIPLEX L.  
Atriplex amboensis Schinz B
2292.000 CELOSIA L.  
Celosia brevispicata C.C. Towns. W
Celosia chenopodiifolia Baker [DD]W
Celosia isertii C.C. Towns. N
Celosia richardsiae C.C. Towns. [VU]N
Celosia stuhlmanniana Schinz N
Celosia trigyna L. B,N,W,C,E,S
Celosia digyna Suess.
Celosia vanderystii Schinz B,N,W,C
2293.000 HERMBSTAEDTIA Rchb.  
Hermbstaedtia angolensis C.B. Clarke W
Hermbstaedtia scabra Schinz W,S
Celosia scabra (Schinz) Schinz
2299.000 AMARANTHUS L.  
*Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. N,E
Amaranthus patulus sensu Baker & Clarke in F.T.A. 6, 1: 33 (1909) non Bertol.
Amaranthus tristis sensu Moq. in DC., Prodr. 13, 2: 260 (1849) non L.
Amaranthus graecizans L.
subsp. graecizans
Amaranthus graecizans L.
subsp. silvestris (Vill.) Brenan N,E,S
Amaranthus angustifolius M.Bieb. ex Willd. var. silvestris (Vill.) thell.
Amaranthus angustifolius M.Bieb. ex Willd. subsp. silvestris (Vill.) Henkels
Amaranthus graecizans L. var. silvestris (Vill.) Asch.
Amaranthus silvestris Vill.
Amaranthus hybridus L.
subsp. hybridus N,W,C,E,S
Amaranthus hybridus L.
subsp. cruentus (L.) Thell. N,C,E
subsp. incurvatus sensu Brenan
*Amaranthus hybridus L. N,C,E
Amaranthus lividus L.
subsp. polygonoides (Moq.) Probst N
Amaranthus adscendens Loisel. subsp. polygonoides (Moq.) Priszter
Amaranthus lividus L. var. polygonoides (Moq.) Thell.
Euxolus viridis (L.) Moq. var. polygonoides Moq.
*Amaranthus retroflexus L. S
Amaranthus spinosus L. B,N,W,C,E,S
Amaranthus thunbergii Moq. B,N,W,C,S
Amaranthus viridis L. B,N,W,S
2307.000 SERICOREMA (Hook. f.) Lopr.  
Sericorema sericea (Schinz) Lopr. B
Marcellia sericea (Schinz) C.B. Clarke
Sericocoma sericea Schinz
2309.000 KYPHOCARPA (Fenzl ex Endl.) Lopr.  
Kyphocarpa angustifolia (Moq.) Lopr. S
Cyathula angustifolia Moq.
Kyphocarpa zeyheri sensu Lopr.
Kyphocarpa zeyheri Lopr. var. petersii (Lopr.) Schinz
Sericocoma angustifolia (Moq.) Hook. f.
Sericocoma hereroensis Suesseng. & Beyerle
2309.010 CENTEMOPSIS Schinz  
Centemopsis conferta (Schinz) Suess. N
Centemopsis fastigiata (Suess.) C. C. Towns. N
Centemopsis gracilenta (Hiern) Schinz N,W,C,E,S
Centema gracilenta Hiern
Centemopsis myurus Suesseng.
Psilotrichum gracilentum (Hiern) C.B. Clarke
2312.000 CYATHULA Blume  
Cyathula cylindrica Moq. N
Cyathula divulsa Suess. N
Cyathula orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) Schinz C,S
Cyathula kilimandscharica Suesseng. & Beyerle
Cyathula orthacanthoides Suesseng.
Kyphocarpa orthacantha (Hochst. ex Aschers.) C.B. Clarke
Pupalia erecta Suesseng.
Pupalia orthacantha Hochst. ex Aschers.
Sericocomopsis orthacantha (Hochst. ex Aschers.) Peter
Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
var. prostrata B
Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz N,E
2314.000 PUPALIA A. Juss.  
Pupalia lappacea (L.) A. Juss.
var. velutina (Moq.) Hook. f. B,N,C,E,S
Achyranthes mollis Thonn.
Desmochaeta flavescens DC.
Pupalia distantiflora A. Rich.
Pupalia lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. tomentosa (Peter) Suesseng.
Pupalia mollis (Thonn.) Moq.
Pupalia tomentosa Peter
Pupalia velutina Moq.
Pupalia micrantha Hauman B/S,N,W,C,S
Cyathula prostrata (Linn.) Blume var. grandiflora Suesseng.
Pupalia psilotrichoides Suesseng.
2317.000 AERVA Forssk.  
Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult. B,C,E,S
Achyranthes lanata L.
Aerva mozambicensis Gandoger
Aerva leucura Moq. B,N,W,C,E,S
Aerva ambigua Moq.
Aerva edulis Suess.
Aerva leucura Moq. var. lanatoides Suess.
2318.000 NOTHOSAERVA Wight  
Nothosaerva brachiata (L.) Wight S
Achyranthes brachiata L.
Aerva brachiata (L.) Mart.
Illecebrum brachiatum (L.) L.
2324.000 PSILOTRICHUM Blume  
Psilotrichum schimperi Engl. S
Psilotrichum scleranthum Thwaites C,S
Psilotrichum africanum Oliv.
Psilotrichum concinnum Baker
Psilotrichum trichophyllum Baker
2328.000 ACHYRANTHES L.  
Achyranthes aspera L.
var. pubescens (Moq.) C.C. Towns. B,N,W,C,S
Achyranthes aspera L.
var. sicula L. N,W,C,S
Achyranthes aspera L.
var. aspera
2328.010 PANDIAKA (Moq.) Hook. f.  
Pandiaka carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke
var. carsonii N,W,S
Pandiaka carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke
var. linearifolia Hauman B,N,W,C
Pandiaka confusa C.C. Towns. [LR-lc]W
Pandiaka involucrata (Moq.) B.D. Jacks. B,S
Pandiaka ramulosa Hiern W
Pandiaka richardsiae Suess. [LR-lc]N
Pandiaka rubro-lutea (Lopr.) C.C. Towns. B,N,W,C
Achyranthes rubro-lutea Lopr.
Pandiaka andongensis Hiern
Pandiaka welwitschii (Schinz) Hiern B
2328.020 ACHYROPSIS (Moq.) Hook. f.  
Achyropsis laniceps C.B. Clarke W,C
Achyropsis leptostachya (E. Mey. ex Meisn.) Baker & C.B. Clarke N
Achyranthes leptostachya E. Mey. ex Meisn.
Achyropsis alba Eckl. & Zeyh. ex Moq.
Psilotrichum densiflorum Lopr.
2328.030 CENTROSTACHYS Wall.  
Centrostachys aquatica (R. Br.) Wall. ex Moq. W,S
Achyranthes aquatica R. Br.
2330.010 GUILLEMINEA Kunth  
*Guilleminea densa (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) Moq. S
Brayulinea densa (Willd.) Small
2335.000 ALTERNANTHERA Forssk.  
*Alternanthera caracasana Kunth B,N,W,C,S
Alternanthera peploides (Schult.) Britton
Alternanthera nodiflora R. Br. C,E,S
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC. var. nodiflora (R. Br.) Kuntze
*Alternanthera pungens Kunth C,S
Alternanthera echinata Sm.
Alternanthera repens (L.) Link
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC. B,N,W,C,S
Alternanthera repens Gmel.
Gomphrena sessilis L.
Illecebrum sessile (L.) L.
2338.000 GOMPHRENA L.  
*Gomphrena celosioides Mart. B,N,W,C,E,S
Gomphrena alba Peter
Gomphrena globosa L. subsp. africana Stuchlik
Gomphrena globosa L. E

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Checklist: Amaranthaceae., retrieved 22 September 2023

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