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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The main use of Amaranthus graecizans is as a cooked leaf vegetable. Water shortage causes early flowering, which reduces yield and market quality.

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In some regions it is eaten mixed with other leaf vegetables collected from the wild, e. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste. Electrophoretic variations in Amaranthus.

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

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amaranthus graecizansthe Mediterranean amaranth [1] or short-tepalled pigweed[2] is an annual species in the botanical family Amaranthaceae.


An earlier sowing can be made in a greenhouse and the plants put out after the last expected frosts. Please answer these simple questions: You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Aellen and Akeroyd, 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.

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Amaranthus graecizans

Seeds can be obtained by rubbing mature infructescences. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. It is frost tender.

It is especially popular as a vegetable in parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and elsewhere in southern Africa, and is sometimes a protected weed in backyards and home gardens. In the wild and in home gardens the seed of fruiting plants is scattered and graecizaans rise to new plants. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Emergence of the seedling takes place 3—5 days after sowing.

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Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus blitoides Amaranthus In breeding of cultivated amaranths, Amaranthus graecizans might be used as genitor of resistance genes. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Amaranthu Tree Top of page Domain: We are currently updating this section. There are citation in web searches related to Amaranthus graecizans L.


Amaranthus graecizans is a tasty and nutritious traditional wild vegetable, in which there is decreasing interest. Volume 9, Part 1. Flowers all in axillary cymose clusters, male and female intermixed, males commonest in the upper whorls.

Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans – bushy plant Amaranthus graecizans occurs scattered throughout tropical Africa, where it has been recorded for many countries. Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position[]. Chaudhary SA, Akram M, You will receive a range of benefits including: The growth of new shoots continues after the start of flowering. Tristes, amaranto, bredo Po. Food and Agriculture Organization.

An overview of the cultivated species.

Flowering may start 4—8 weeks after sowing. The calcium is amaranthuz insoluble and not taken up in the digestive tract, as it is bound to oxalate. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. In Senegal, the leaves are used as an anthelmintic. Young plants and young tender shoots are picked as a vegetable. Don’t need the entire report?

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