Genus: Amaranthus L.

Family: Amaranthaceae
Common names: amaranth, pigweed
Genus number: 484
Last updated: 09-Jun-2011
Accession Count: 358 (237 active, 187 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Mosyakin, S. L. & K. R. Robertson. 1996. New infrageneric taxa and combinations in Amaranthus L. (Amaranthaceae). Ann. Bot. Fenn. 33:275-281.
  2. Stetter, M. G. & K. J. Schmid. 2017. Analysis of phylogenetic relationships and genome size evolution of the Amaranthus genus using GBS indicates the ancestors of an ancient crop. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 109:80-92.
  3. Sun, M. 2001. Comparative analysis of phylogenetic relationships of grain amaranths and their wild relatives (Amaranthus) using ITS, amplified fragment length polymorphism, and double-primer fluorescent intersimple sequence repeat markers. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 21:372-387.
  4. Waselkov, K. E. et al. 2018. A phylogeny of the genus Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae) based on several low-copy nuclear loci and chloroplast regions. Syst. Bot. 43:439-458. URL:

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 14 July 2020.