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Taxon: Amaranthus viridis L.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
Subgenus: Albersia
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 2808
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:1405. 1763
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 22 (18 active, 18 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • green amaranth  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • pigweed  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Prince-of-Wales-feather  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • slender amaranth  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • tropical green amaranth  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • amarante verte  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • grüner Amarant  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • cararu  (Source: Food Feed Crops US) - Portuguese
  • bredo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carurú-comum  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carurú-de-mancha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carurú-de-porco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • carurú-de-soldado  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bledo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • zhou guo xian  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (used like spinach fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Nigeria

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Indonesia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


    Naturalized (widely natzd. tropical weed, adventive to warm-temperate regions)

    Other (origin obscure, possibly South America)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  4. Costea, M. et al. 2001. Notes on some little known Amaranthus taxa (Amaranthaceae) in the United States. Sida 19:986-988.
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  6. El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah. 1980-. Flora of Egypt.
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  11. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  12. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  13. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  14. Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. Note: = Amaranthus lividus var. ascendens
  15. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  16. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  18. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  21. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  22. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505
  23. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  24. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2.
  25. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/amaranthaceae/amaranthus-viridis/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
  26. Wiggins, I. L. & D. M. Porter. 1971. Flora of the Galapagos islands. Note: = Amaranthus lividus
  27. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  28. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Amaranthus viridis L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2808. Accessed 15 July 2019.