Taxon: Amaranthus spinosus L.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
Subgenus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 2804
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:991. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 24 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (used like spinach fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):110. 1999; Wealth India RM ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to humans, source of allergenic airborne pollen fide Ann Agr Env Med 9:147-151. 2002)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized (widely natzd. weed of tropic, subtropic, & warm-temperate regions)

    Other (probable origin neotropics)

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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=2804. Accessed 21 April 2018.