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Taxon: Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
Subgenus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 101534
Place of publication: Fl. adv. Montpellier 203. 1912 Jan (Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Math. Cherbourg 38(sér. 4, vol. 8):679. 1912; P. F. A. Ascherson & K. O. R. P. P. Graebner, Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 5(1):265. 1914)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-May-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 45 (44 active, 41 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (used like spinach fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo Leon, Sonora]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Morelos, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Central America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Lesser Sunda Islands]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Maharashtra] Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Indonesia [Java]

    Europe
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji


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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=101534. Accessed 9 December 2018.