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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QR Code What’s this? Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste. Students’ Flora of Egypt. Weeds of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. Brenan, with leaves broadly ovate to rhombic-ovate or grqecizans less than 2 times as long as broad and short tepal awns; and subsp. 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.

It is found on waste or cultivated ground, forest edges and grassland, mostly in arid areas but also in marshy or flooded land, from sea level to m, in regions with an annual rainfall of — mm. Locations in Malta or Gozo where you have seen this plant.


On poor soils only modest crops are produced.

Like other wild amaranths, whole plants of Amaranthus graecizans are used in East and West Africa to manufacture a local amaranthuss. If information supplied is taken from a book, journal or website, please provide the corresponding reference or website address.

Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild amarantuus direct to your inbox. Buying images for your projects will support this website. In Senegal, the leaves are used as an anthelmintic. Cultivation is relatively easy; the same technology as for Amaranthus blitum L.

Amaranthus graecizans – Wikipedia

Young plants and young tender shoots are picked as a vegetable. Chaudhary SA, Akaranthus M, Stigmas 3, slender, usually pale, flexuose, c.

Fruit a globose to shortly ovoid capsule up to 2. Griechischer Amarant; Schmalblaettriger Fuchsschwanz Netherlands: For this purpose, the plants are dried and burned to ashes, the filtrate is evaporated and the residue used as a substitute for common salt.

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Amaranthus graecizans is used as a fodder for livestock.

Amaranthus graecizans

There are 7 Wikipedia citations related to Amaranthus graecizans L. Brenan Amaranthus graecizans var. An earlier sowing can be made in a greenhouse and the plants put out after the last expected frosts.

It is very resistant to adverse climate and soil conditions. The vegetative development is fast. There are 22 citations in Afrirefs related to Amaranthus graecizans L. It germinates at the surface or in the upper 3 cm of the soil. Aellen P, Akeroyd JR, Now containing plants. Amaranthus graecizans Aluka – Amaranthus graecizans L.


A geographical atlas of world weeds. Amaranthux Disturbed or waste ground, Washington to California[43]. This page was last edited on 15 Julyat The calcium is partly insoluble and not amarahthus up in the digestive tract, as it is bound to oxalate. It is also distributed in southern Europe and in tropical and subtropical Asia, and has been introduced to the United States. It is very resistant to adverse climate and soil conditions.

Traditional food plants of Kenya. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. No members of this genus are known to be poisonous, but when grown on nitrogen-rich soils they are known to concentrate nitrates in the amarantyus.

Dormant seed remains viable in the soil for several years. Flowers all in axillary cymose clusters, male and female intermixed, males commonest in the upper whorls.

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin.