Taxon: Amaranthus cruentus L.

 
Genus: Amaranthus
  Subgenus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 70070
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1269. 1759
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 425 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3)
  • Human food: pseudocereal (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide CultTropS)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Sida 19:947. 2001; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin Central America

    Naturalized:

    . natzd. worldwide

    Cultivated:

    . cult. worldwide

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  • Costea, M. et al. 2001. Preliminary results toward a revision of the Amaranthus hybridus species complex (Amaranthaceae) (Sida) 19:945-949.
  • Costea, M. et al. 2006. Delimitation of Amaranthus cruentus L. and Amaranthus caudatus L. using micromorphology and AFLP analysis: an application in germplasm identification Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:1625-1633.
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  • Greozerstein, E. J. & L. Poggio 1995. Meiotic studies of spontaneous hybrids of Amaranthus: genome analysis Pl. Breed. (New York) 114:448-450.
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  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Sauer, J. D. 1967. The grain amaranths and their relatives: a revised taxonomic and geographic survey Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 54:122-126.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image