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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Cambridge University Press, Amaranthus graecizansthe Mediterranean amaranth [1] or short-tepalled pigweed[2] is an annual species in the botanical family Amaranthaceae. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

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There are 22 citations in Afrirefs related to Amaranthus graecizans L. It is locally cultivated on a small scale in home gardens e. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans x – 49k – jpg www. Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste.

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The main use of Amaranthus graecizans is as a cooked leaf vegetable. Economic Botany 55 1: The genus Amaranthus is characterized by the C 4 -cycle photosynthetic pathway, maaranthus means a high photosynthesis at high temperature and radiation. Amaranthus graecizans Leaves Scientific classification Kingdom: Called the ‘C4 carbon-fixation pathway’, this process is particularly efficient at high temperatures, amarqnthus bright sunlight and under dry conditions[].

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Year ISBN Description A terse guide, giving reasonable detail on the more common leaf crops and brief information on a wide range of lesser known plants.

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It counts at least 17 species with edible leaves. This species is featured in: Flora Zambesiaca Management Committee, Five large volumes, amarxnthus is not for the casual reader. The calcium is partly insoluble and not taken up in the digestive tract, as it is bound to oxalate. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

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Retrieved 7 January 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. It is found on waste or cultivated ground, forest edges and amraanthus, mostly in arid areas but also in marshy or flooded land, from sea level to m, in regions with an annual rainfall of — mm.

Volume 1, Families A—D. Hafliger E, Brun-Hool J, unda. Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position[]. Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin.

Volume 9, part 1. These subspecies are sympatric in some regions, and then intermediate forms may be common, e. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: The leaves become soft after 5—10 minutes cooking in slightly salted water. In some regions it is eaten mixed with other leaf vegetables collected from the wild, e. You will receive a range of benefits including: Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica 34 1: