Amaranthus dubius is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from April to October, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen. The name Amaranthus dubius was first published by Martius () without diagnosis and description, so it has to be considered invalid. Amaranthus dubius is a weedy plant widespread throughout the humid lowland tropics. It originates from tropical America, where it is common in the Caribbean.

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In Amqranthus, it is associated with weeds: Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 83 4: The main use of Amaranthus dubius is as a cooked leaf vegetable. Kallo G, Bergh BO, eds. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N.

It is very closely related to A. Flora of the West Indies. Amaranthus dubius Amaranthus dubius! The cultivar ‘Claroen’ is considered to be one of ammaranthus best cultivars[]. Amaranthus dubius spleen amaranth ; uprooted plant, showing stem, leaves and inflorescences. Naturalized in Europe, Asia and N.

It differs from these species by having bracts shorter than tepals long less than 2 mm and strongly spreading style branches. Cytogenetic studies in Amaranthus.

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The basal part of the plant containing the pupae swells and the plant growth is much retarded. Amaranthus dubius Aluka – Amaranthus dubius Mart. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants. In Telugu it is called ‘yerra thotakura’. Centrusa and members of sect. Thellung validly published the name. It is also found in intercropping systems with food crops.


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Naturalised in Florida where it grows in waste places and disturbed habitats at elevations of 0 – metres[]. Ecological correlates of ex situ seed longevity: Wageningen Agricultural Amaaranthus Papers 90—1. It is inadvisable, therefore, to eat this plant if it is grown inorganically.

Many other insects such as aphids, leaf miners, stinkbugs, mole crickets, as well as mites attack amaranth but generally cause only minor damage. Spontaneous hybrids between Amaranthus dubius and Amaranthus blitum L. Habitats Naturalised in Florida where it grows in waste places dunius disturbed habitats at elevations of 0 – metres[].

Related Links opens in a new window. Cadmium contamination in green leaves grown in Madurai District, India. We are currently updating this section. Pollination is effected by wind amaranthis the abundant pollen production causes a high rate of self-pollination. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Amaranthus dubius red-leafed variety x – 50k database.


It possibly originated as a result of ancient hybridization between A. Also, a DNA analysis of the various genomes could not confirm Amaranthus spinosus and Amaranthus hybridus as ancestors of Amaranthus dubius. Environmental Impact Top of page A. Evaluation and variability studies are needed to reveal the amount of exploitable genetic variation.

Spleen amaranth Plants amaranhtus or sparsely pubescent in distal parts. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. This species is valued as a leafy vegetable throughout South and Southeast Asia [1] and also in Africa. Insects are a serious problem for amaranth growers.

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Showing 0 of 0 comments. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons akaranthus be modified but some can. Also covers those considered historical not seen in 20 years. Germination is usually rapid and good if the soil is warm[]. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Amaranthus dubius

Copy and print the QR code to a plant ddubius, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Natural Dispersal Self-pollinated; wind.

Called the ‘C4 carbon-fixation pathway’, this process is particularly efficient at high temperatures, in bright sunlight and under dry conditions[].