African Plant Database


Amaranthus thunbergii Moq.
Family : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 13(2): 262 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Amaranthus
Basionym : Amaranthus albus Thunb.
 
 
Status
Statuts nomenclatural : new name
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amaranthus albus Thunb.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, ascending or erect, simple or branched from the swollen taproot; stems mat-forming, rooting at the nodes, …
Ecology : Weed of cultivation, grazed grassland, grassland on rocky soil; 0-1640 m alt. (rare weed in Kenya, 1000-1600 m). Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa; introduced into Australia; Europe: casual alien.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 1 m. Alt: 1 - 2685 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 53

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 47: 467-470 (1981).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 47 (1985).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 99
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 321
 
Record n°321 modified 2016-06-15
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