Amaranthus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 989 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Delaware, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Line Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rhode I., Rwanda, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alaska, Aldabra, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Ascension, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, British Columbia, Burundi, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Central European Rus, Chagos Archipelago, Chita, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Gilbert Is., Great Britain, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, Hungary, Ireland, Irkutsk, Ivory Coast, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Laccadive Is., Liberia, Maldives, Manchuria, Manitoba, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mongolia, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Phoenix Is., Pitcairn Is., Poland, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., South China Sea, South European Russi, St.Helena, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Tibet, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tristan da Cunha, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Wake I., West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Sahara, Yakutskiya

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Zhao, Y.Z., Zhao, L.Q. & Rui, C. (eds.) (2019). Flora Intramongolica, edition 3, 1: 1-779. Typis Intramongolicae popularis, Huhhot.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Thellung in Asch. & Grabner Synopsis 5, 1: 225–356 (1914).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 30

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Brenan, “The genus Amaranthus in Southern Africa”, Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 47: 451–492 (1981).
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 989 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Aellen in Hegi, Ill. Fl. Mitteleur. 3,2: 465–516 (1959)
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. C. Townsend [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Townsend in Publ. Cairo Univ. Herb. 7 & 8: 63–66 (1977).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 427 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 989 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2011 Rafidah, A.R. [52674] Malaysia K000734022 No
Jan 1, 2008 Jibrin Sibil [256] Malaysia K000611720 No
Jan 1, 2008 Reynoso et al. [PPI 3907] Philippines K000611672 No
Oct 1, 1949 Xanthus, L.J. [99] United States K000814915 Unknown Type Material Yes
Oct 1, 1949 Wallich [6906] India K000195198 No
Oct 1, 1949 Gray, A. [s.n.] United States K000814916 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wright [582] United States K000814913 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] K001126117 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6903] Nepal K000196860 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6903] India K000196859 Unknown Type Material Yes
Gillies [s.n.] Argentina K000195064 Type Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] K001126114 Unknown Type Material Yes
Burchell [10017] Brazil K001207047 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] India K001126123 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6905] K001126127 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6903] India K001126442 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] K001126106 Unknown Type Material Yes
Traill, J.W.H. [688] Brazil K001207042 Yes
Burchell [4707] Brazil K001207044 Yes
Burchell [1035] Brazil K001207046 Yes
Wright, C. [582] United States K000814914 Unknown Type Material Yes
Stewrat, A. [1360] Ecuador K000814927 Type Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] K001126108 Unknown Type Material Yes
Burchell [831] Brazil K001207045 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] K001126105 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] K001126125 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6897] K001126101 Unknown Type Material Yes
Philcox, D. [3794] Brazil K001207051 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] K001126109 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6905] Nepal K001126131 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] United States K000814908 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6897] Bangladesh K001126100 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] India K001126107 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-70000.555 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] K001126126 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] K001126115 Unknown Type Material Yes
Smith, L.B. [9732] Brazil K001207050 Yes
Martius [969] Brazil K001207043 Yes
Burchell [10017] Brazil K001207048 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] K001126122 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] India K001126113 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6905] Bangladesh K001126129 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6905] Bangladesh K001126130 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6905] K001126128 Unknown Type Material Yes
Archer, W.A. [7818] Brazil K001207049 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] K001126118 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] K001126116 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] K001126121 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] K001126104 Unknown Type Material Yes
Pickersgill, B.; Barrett, S.C.H.; Hill, R.A.; Stilwell, M.R. [RU72-134] Brazil K001207052 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] K001126124 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6897] Bangladesh K001126099 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6901] India K001126112 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6899] K001126110 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6897] K001126102 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0