Taxon: Amaranthus tricolor L.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
  Subgenus: Albersia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 2807
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:989. 1753
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: 228 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 (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin tropical Asia

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in tropics

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in tropics

References:

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image