Taxon: Amaranthus caudatus L.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
  Subgenus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 2789
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:990. 1753
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Feb-2003
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 764 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F; F NAmer)
  • Human food: pseudocereal (fide CultTropS)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image