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: 44 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (used like spinach fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

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

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Central America
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname ; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • 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

  • Cultivated

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Uganda
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin ; Ghana ; Nigeria ; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Zaire
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia Lesser Sunda Islands
    • Papuasia: New Guinea
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

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