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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Small annual herb up to 45 —70 cm tall, prostrate or decumbent, often strongly branched from the base and usually also above; stem and branches slender to stout, angular, glabrous or thinly furnished with short to long, crisped, multicellular hairs.

America – in all areas except the extreme north. If collected for the market, shoots and leaves are often sprinkled with water to keep a fresh amranthus.

This will help to cover some expenses needed to maintain the website amarannthus its further development. A Weed Identification Guide for Ethiopia. Emergence of the seedling takes place 3—5 days after sowing. Water shortage causes early flowering, which reduces yield and market quality. The growth of new shoots continues after the start of flowering. Stem slender to stout, angular, glabrous ggraecizans thinly to moderately furnished with short to long, often crisped multicellular hairs which increase upwards, especially in the inflorescence, leaves glabrous or sometimes sparingly furnished on the lower surface of the principal veins with very short, gland-like hairs, long-petiolate petiole from In dishes with green leafy vegetables or potherbs, Amaranthus graecizans may be replaced by any other vegetable amaranth.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution graecizwns this summary table is based on all the information available. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Pollination is effected by wind but the abundant pollen production, especially in the upper part of flowering plants, causes a high rate of self-pollination. The genetic variation in this polymorphic species seems considerable.


Miller, Anthony; Morris, Miranda In Mauritania the seed is baked into thin cakes, while in the western United States it is ground into flour. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans x – 49k – jpg www. Amaranthus graecizans is variable. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Amaranthus graecizans L.

Only applies for rare plants. Amaranthus graecizans is a tasty and nutritious traditional wild vegetable, in which there is decreasing interest. When plants are harvested several times, it is advised to pick individual leaves when seeds have started maturing because stray seeds in prepared ggraecizans feel like sand in the gtaecizans. Flora of Tropical East Africa.

The genus Amaranthus is characterized by grecizans C 4 -cycle photosynthetic pathway, which means a high photosynthesis at high temperature and radiation. The presence of hydrocyanic acid and oxalic acid makes it less suitable for fresh consumption by humans and as fodder for animals.

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Flowering may start 4—8 weeks after sowing. Germination is usually rapid and good if the soil is warm[].

Amaranthus graecizans resembles Amaranthus thunbergii Moq. This is especially noticeable on land where chemical fertilizers are used. Amaranthus graecizans is a tasty and nutritious traditional wild vegetable, in which there is decreasing interest.

In many countries it is collected as a potherb from the wild.

Seeds shining, compressed, black, amarranthus There are 1 study abstracts related to Amaranthus graecizans L. Flowers all in axillary cymose clusters, male and female intermixed, males commonest in the upper whorls. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.


Capsule subglobose to shortly ovoid, The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Wind. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Field fraecizans, lab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife film braecizans, Wildscreen Festival. Pollination is effected by wind but the abundant pollen production, especially in the upper part of flowering plants, causes a high rate of self-pollination.

Plants Profile for Amaranthus graecizans (Mediterranean amaranth)

In Senegal, the leaves are used as an anthelmintic. It is very resistant to adverse climate and soil conditions.

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Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. When whole plants are harvested they are uprooted after 4—5 weeks. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans – bushy plant Editor Publisher Thompson and Morgan.

Stroud and Parker, If you have important information about this plant amaranthsu may help other users please add a comment or link below. Flowering may start 4—8 weeks after sowing.

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