Amaranthus graecizans occurs scattered throughout tropical Africa, where it has been recorded for many countries. It is also distributed in. Preferred Scientific Name; Amaranthus graecizans. Preferred Common Name; prostrate pigweed. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Amaranthus graecizans is a ANNUAL growing to m (1ft 8in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from May to October. The species is monoecious (individual flowers.

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Where Amaranthus graecizans is appreciated as a vegetable, selective weeding may be applied by removal of all other weeds. Tristes, amaranto, bredo Po. For more information about QR Codes click here. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. In dishes with green leafy vegetables or potherbs, Amaranthus graecizans may be replaced by any other vegetable amaranth.

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It germinates at the surface or in the upper 3 cm of the soil. In Uganda, the leaves are chewed and the liquid swallowed to treat tonsillitis.


Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The average composition of amaranth leaves per g edible portion is: Amaranthus graecizans is used graecizan a fodder for livestock. Basionym or principal synonyms: Retrieved 24 January Amaranthus graecizans is widespread and usually occurs in disturbed habitats, and thus does not seem to be threatened by genetic erosion.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Stroud and Parker, An overview of the cultivated species. Amaranthus graecizans is variable.

In the wild and in home gardens the seed of fruiting plants is scattered and gives rise to new plants. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

Bracts and bracteoles narrowly lanceolate-oblong, pale-membranous, acuminate and with a pale or reddish arista formed by the excurrent green midrib, bracteoles subequalling or usually shorter than the perianth.

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When whole plants are harvested they are uprooted after 4—5 weeks. It is a host plant of Verticillium fungi, which may cause damage to tomato. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.


It grows well in somewhat shaded conditions. It is also distributed in southern Europe and in tropical and subtropical Asia, and has been introduced to the United States. Seeds can be obtained by rubbing mature infructescences. The genetic variation in this polymorphic species seems considerable. Cultivation is relatively easy; the same technology as for Amaranthus blitum L.

In many countries it is collected as a potherb from the wild. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Help us share the wonders of the natural amaganthus. The prospects for domestication and cultivation as vegetable are poor because it would have to compete with higher yielding amaranths, such as the commonly cultivated Amaranthus cruentus L.