African Plant Database

Amaranthus spinosus L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 991 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Amaranthus
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, erect or slightly decumbent, to ± 1,5 m high; stem leaved, rooting and branching at nodes (habit of P. quadri-
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Ecology : Weed of cultivation, waste ground, roadsides; open grassland and wet ground by swamps; along rivers; pioneer; 0-2000 m alt.
  Tropical and subtropical regions of the World; occasionally in temperate regions; Turkey (O. Gönen & F. N. Uygur in Turk. J. Bot. 24: 359-360, 2000). – American origin?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.45 - 1.5 m. Alt: 5 - 1365 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 51-52
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:132 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 47: 465-467 (1981).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 1: 47 (1984).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 132 (1999).
  • 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): 295 
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