African Plant Database

Amaranthus praetermissus Brenan
Protologue : J. S. Afr. Bot., 47(3): 478 (1981)
Information on the genus : Amaranthus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Amaranthus angustifolius auct. sensu Adamson
=*Amaranthus schinzianus auct. sensu Suess. & Podlech
=*Amaranthus thunbergii auct. sensu Suess. & Podlech
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual, 15-75(-100) cm high, simple or branched from or prostrate branches to 30 cm long.
Ecology : Mopane woodlands, overgrazed; “pans”; gardens; near rivers; Kalahari sand, alluvium and fine basalt soils; 520-1020 m alt. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.15 - 1 m. Alt: 350 - 975 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, LP, MP, NC

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 55

Bibliography other :
  • Bayon, N.D. (2016). Revision taxonomica de las especies monoicas de Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae): Amaranthus subg. Amaranthus y Amaranthus subg. Albersia. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 101(2): 349 
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