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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Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Amaranthus graecizans resembles Amaranthus thunbergii Moq. Amaranthus graecizans is widespread and usually occurs in disturbed habitats, and thus does not seem to be threatened grascizans genetic erosion. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus blitoides Amaranthus Common Name Spreading Pigweed, Mediterranean amaranth Family Amaranthaceae USDA hardiness Coming soon Known Hazards 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 leaves.

Amaranthus graecizans L.

Nair Amaranthus thellungianus Nevski ex Vassilcz. In dishes with green leafy vegetables or potherbs, Amaranthus graecizans may be replaced by any other vegetable amaranth. Grxecizans, amaranto, bredo Po. The presence of hydrocyanic acid and oxalic acid makes it less suitable for fresh consumption by humans and as fodder for animals.


Miller, Anthony; Morris, Miranda Balkema, A Weed Identification Guide for Ethiopia. The main use of Amaranthus graecizans is as a cooked leaf vegetable.

Amaranthus graecizans

Amaranthus graecizans flowering plant. Which species are on the road to recovery?

Seeds shining, compressed, black, Kindly consider support this website by giving a small donation. A major drawback is that the leaves are small and collection takes time. Brenan Amaranthus silvestris var.

Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans x – 49k – jpg www. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Agriculture and use of wild and weedy greens by the Piik ap Oom Okiek of Kenya.

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Lower Taxa Amaranthus graecizans subsp. Where have you seen this plant on the Maltese Islands? Now containing plants.

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. Readable yet also very detailed. In breeding of cultivated amaranths, Amaranthus graecizans might be used as genitor of resistance genes.

The nutritious leaves have a very mild flavour, they are often mixed with stronger tasting leaves[, K]. Volume 2, part 1. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share amarantnus with friends. Tropical Pest Management, 27 2: Disturbed or waste ground, Washington amsranthus California[43]. 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 in the mouth.


Amaranths in general perform best on fertile, well-drained soils with a loose structure, but Amaranthus graecizans also grows well on poor soils. 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. A drop in temperature overnight aids germination[]. In breeding of cultivated amaranths, Amaranthus graecizans might be used as genitor of resistance genes.

Amaranthus graecizans – Wikipedia

It is very resistant to adverse climate and soil conditions. It germinates at the surface or in the upper 3 cm of the soil. It counts at least 17 species with edible leaves.