Taxon: Amaranthus tricolor L.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
Subgenus: Albersia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 2807
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:989. 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: 183 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Mansfeld; F Ceylon; F Males)
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (probable origin tropical Asia)

References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  8. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  9. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  10. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
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  28. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
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  36. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • 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=2807. Accessed 24 April 2018.