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Amaranthus viridis L.
Family : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 1405 (1763) 
Information on the genus : Amaranthus
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euxolus viridis (L.) Moq. (1849)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amaranthus gracilis Desf. ex Poir. (1804)
=Chenopodium caudatum Jacq.
=Amaranthus emarginatus Salzm. ex Moq. (1849)
=Amaranthus blitum subsp. emarginatus (Salzm. ex Uline & Bray) Carretero & al. (1989)
=Amaranthus ascendens Loisel. (1810)
=Amaranthus blitum var. ascendens (Loisel.) DC. (1813)
=Amaranthus lividus var. ascendens (Loisel.) Thell. (1912)
=Amaranthus blitum Baker & Clarke (1909)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, erect or rarely ascending, 10-75(-100) cm high; then ascending, 25 cm long; leaves large, flat.
Ecology : Weed of cultivation; roadsides; disturbed ground near dwellings; sea-shores; 0-1200 m alt. Cosmopolitan in tropical and subtropical regions of the World; widely penetrating into temperate regions. – Asian origin?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.1 - 0.75 m. Alt: 5 - 1330 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, MP, WC
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa. Europe, Asia, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:132 (2012)
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Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 47: 488-489 (1981).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • SENNEN, F. & F. MAURICIO (1933). Catàlogo de la Flora del Rif Oriental y principalmente de las cabilas limítrofes con Melilla.  
  • Med-Checklist 1: 48 (1984).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 198 
  • Fl. Iberica 2: 569 (1990). 
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 132
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 135 (1999).
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  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 124
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 28
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores

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): 370 
 
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