African Plant Database

Amaranthus thunbergii Moq.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 13(2): 262 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Amaranthus
Basionym : Amaranthus albus Thunb.
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).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 99 (1991).
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