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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.
Accessions: 7 (7 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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
  • prostrate pigweed  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • amarante fausse-blite  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • 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)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: United States [Alaska]
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia]
    • 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. 1974. The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables
  2. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  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. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 89.
  5. El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah. 1980-. Flora of Egypt.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  9. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  10. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955-1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. Note: = Amaranthus graecizans L.
  11. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Note: = Amaranthus graecizans L.
  12. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: = Amaranthus graecizans L.
  15. Standley, P. C. 1917. Amaranthaceae. North American flora 21(2):115. Note: ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972
  16. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri. Note: = Amaranthus graecizans L.
  17. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505
  18. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2.
  19. Whitson, T. D. et al., eds. 1999. Weeds of the West, ed. 5
  20. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101529. Accessed 12 November 2019.