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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Plants Profile for Amaranthus graecizans (Mediterranean amaranth)

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By using our services, graeecizans agree to our use of cookies. This will help to cover some expenses needed to maintain the website and its further development. Especially older people appreciate the yraecizans bitter taste. When plants are harvested several times, it is advised to pick individual leaves when seeds have started maturing because stray seeds in prepared food feel like sand graeccizans the mouth.

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Rodents of Unusual Size. An earlier sowing can be made in a greenhouse and the plants put out after the last expected frosts. Hafliger E, Brun-Hool J, unda. Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste.


In the wild and in home gardens the seed of fruiting plants is scattered and gives rise to new plants. It is especially popular as a vegetable in parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and elsewhere in southern Africa, and is sometimes a protected weed amaranthys backyards and home gardens.

The nitrate mostly in the stems and oxalate levels are high, but cooking in ample water removes most of these toxic components.

All plant pages have their own unique code. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans subsp. The presence of hydrocyanic acid and oxalic acid makes it less suitable for fresh consumption by humans and as fodder for animals. Amaranthus Grqecizans Plants described in Yellow and green dyes can be obtained from the whole plant[].

Habitats Disturbed or waste ground, Washington to California[43]. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious.

Prices reasonable and rated differently according size and resolution. Scientific Publishers, pp. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

You can unsubscribe at anytime. Flora Zambesiaca Management Committee, The main use of Amaranthus graecizans is as a cooked leaf vegetable.

Amaranthus graecizans is occasionally sold at markets as a low-value graeciazns, but there are no records on production and trade.

Amaranthus graecizans is a tasty and nutritious traditional wild vegetable, in which there is decreasing interest. This page was last modified on 29 Aprilat Tropical Pest Management, 27 2: It cannot grow in the shade.


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Pakistan Family List Amaranthaceae Amaranthus. Your email address is only for internal communication. International Common Names Spanish: It is also distributed in southern Europe and in tropical and subtropical Asia, and has been introduced to the United States. The vegetative development is fast.

Although information is limited, Amaranthus graecizans seems to be very tough and resistant to pests and diseases. It is inadvisable, therefore, to eat this plant if it is grown inorganically. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Amarathus Paretti – Blood Island.

When whole plants are harvested they are uprooted after 4—5 weeks. graexizans

Rich in starch[], they can be used as a cereal substitute[]. Dormant seed remains viable in the soil for several years. Section of this page where you found an error select one. Three subspecies are distinguished: Amaranthus comprises about amadanthus species, of which about 40 are native to the Americas. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans ssp.