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Taxon: Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson

 
Genus: Amaranthus
Subgenus: Albersia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 101529
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12:273. 1877
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Aug-2016 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Oct-2016
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 7 (7 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • matweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • matweed amaranth  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • prostrate amaranth  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • prostrate pigweed  (Source: Weeds West) - English
  • westamerikanischer Fuchsschwanz  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • bei mei xian  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968); potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]


    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)

    Other (exact native range in North America obscure)

References:

  1. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables. 1974 (Weed TabCIBA)
  2. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  3. Costea, M. & F. J. Tardif 2003. The biology of Canadian weeds. 126. Amaranthus albus L., A. blitoides S. Watson and A. blitum L. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 83:1039-1065.
  4. El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah Flora of Egypt. (F Egypt Cairo)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  8. Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  9. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  10. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  11. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource). (Can Poison Pl)
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  13. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  14. Standley, P. C. 1917. Amaranthaceae (N Amer fl) 21(2):115.
  15. Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)
  16. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  17. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  18. Whitson, T. D. et al., eds. Weeds of the West, ed. 5. 1999 (Weeds West)
  19. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101529. Accessed 13 December 2018.