Amaranthus cruentus L.

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1269 (1759)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Central Mexico to Nicaragua. It is a annual and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s). It is has environmental uses, as animal food and a medicine and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Assam, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chile Central, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Christmas I., Colombia, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Free State, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Maine, Malawi, Mali, Manchuria, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Ohio, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Society Is., Somalia, South Carolina, South China Sea, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sumatera, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Washington, West Virginia, Western Sahara, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Aellen, P. (1972). Flora Iranica 91: 1-19. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Bayón, N.D. (2015). Revisión taxonómica de las especies monoicas de Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae): Amaranthus subg. Amaranthus y Amaranthus subg. Albersia. Annals from the Missouri Botanical Garden 101: 261-383. MBG press.
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An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmandson, J.R. (eds.) (2016). Flora of Iraq 5(1): 1-284. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad. [Cited as Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus.]
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus.]

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
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  • Bayón, N.D. (2015). Revisión taxonómica de las especies monoicas de Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae): Amaranthus subg. Amaranthus y Amaranthus subg. Albersia. Annals from the Missouri Botanical Garden 101: 261-383. MBG press.
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  • Garcillán, P.P. & al. (2013). Plantas no nativas naturalizadas de la península de Baja California, México. Botanical Sciences 91: 461-475.
  • George, A.S., Orchard, A.E. & Hewson, H.J. (eds.) (1993). Oceanic islands 2. Flora of Australia 50: 1-606. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
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  • Krasnoborov, I.M. & Malyshev, L.I. (2003). Flora of Siberia 5: 1-305. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001207038 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] Amaranthus paniculatus K001126121 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] Amaranthus paniculatus K001126124 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] Amaranthus paniculatus K001126126 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] Amaranthus paniculatus K001126122 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904] Amaranthus paniculatus K001126125 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6904], India Amaranthus paniculatus K001126123 Yes
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1786], Cameroon Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus K000051106 No
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1554], Cameroon Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus K000051097 No
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2696], Cameroon Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus K000051096 No
Jun 17, 1976 Koritschoner [3062], Tanzania Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus K000195693 Yes
Jun 17, 1976 Greenway, P.J. [6155], Tanzania Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus K000195694 Yes

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