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:
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Feb-2003
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

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: Gabon, Zaire
    • 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:

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  4. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
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  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  7. El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah Flora of Egypt. (F Egypt Cairo)
  8. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  9. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. (F Guianas)
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  11. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
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  13. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  14. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  15. Mansfeld, R. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. (Mansfeld)
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
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  21. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
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  23. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  25. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  26. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
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  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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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=2808. Accessed 26 April 2018.