African Plant Database

Amaranthus lividus L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 990 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Amaranthus
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Amaranthus blitum L.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Amaranthus blitum L.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amaranthus lividus L. subsp. lividus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amaranthus oleraceus L. (1753)
=Amaranthus blitum var. oleraceus (L.) Hook. f. (1885)
=Amaranthus lividus var. oleraceus (L.) Thell. (1912)
=Amaranthus blitum subsp. oleraceus (L.) Costea (2001)
=Amaranthus adscendens Loisel.
=Amaranthus blitum L. subsp. blitum
=Amaranthus blitum L. var. blitum
=Amaranthus blitum L. (1753)
=Amaranthus ascendens Loisel. (1810)
=Amaranthus blitum var. ascendens (Loisel.) DC. (1813)
=Amaranthus lividus var. ascendens (Loisel.) Thell. (1912)
=Amaranthus lividus subsp. ascendens (Loisel.) Heukels
Taxon infra-specific
Amaranthus lividus L. subsp. lividus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, erect, ascending or prostrate, 6-60(-90) cm high; ramose stems, irregularly prostrate like a star, to 30 cm long.
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Ecology : Waste ground or arable (? relict of cultivation as a pot vegetable in wet forest regions); forest or short turf in wet places; 1365- 2500 m alt.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 191 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 305 (1962).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 8: 212 (1962). 
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 76 (1979).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ED (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 199 
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. : 15
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 79
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 135 (1999).
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté : 59
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