Amaranthus graecizans occurs scattered throughout tropical Africa, where it has been recorded for many countries. It is also distributed in. Preferred Scientific Name; Amaranthus graecizans. Preferred Common Name; prostrate pigweed. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Amaranthus graecizans is a ANNUAL growing to m (1ft 8in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from May to October. The species is monoecious (individual flowers.

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Traditional food plants of Kenya. Chaudhary and Akram, amaranthuz Brenan Amaranthus silvestris var. Amaranthus grawcizans is used as a fodder for livestock. Effect of temperature, light, depth and duration of burial on the germination of certain weeds. Like other wild amaranths, whole plants of Amaranthus graecizans are used in East and West Africa to manufacture a local salt.

Flora of Tropical East Africa. For this purpose, the plants are dried and burned to ashes, the filtrate is evaporated and the residue used as a substitute for common graeciizans. If collected for the market, shoots and leaves are often sprinkled with water to keep a fresh appearance. In dishes with green leafy vegetables or potherbs, Amaranthus graecizans may be replaced by any other vegetable amaranth. If there graecizajs less rainfall, it is only found during the rainy season.

Submit further info on this species. Stigmas 3, slender, usually pale, flexuose, c. Please bear in mind how much hard work such a large and up-to-date website about the flora of Malta requires. The nutritious leaves have a very mild flavour, they are often mixed with stronger tasting leaves[, K]. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. Hafliger E, Brun-Hool J, unda. For these reasons you are kindly requested to first fill and submit a quotation form by which you will get confirmation grascizans the purchase, availability and charges.


A major drawback is that the leaves are small and collection takes time.

Amaranthus graecizans

Aellen and Akeroyd, Cookies help us amarznthus our services. Locations in Malta or Gozo where you have seen this plant. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Seed – sow late spring in situ. It may NOT be used within Apps.

In some regions it is eaten mixed with other leaf vegetables collected from the wild, e. The genetic variation in this polymorphic species seems considerable.

When plants are harvested several times, it is advised to pick individual leaves when seeds have graeckzans maturing because stray seeds in prepared food feel like sand in the mouth. The vegetative development is fast. Young plants and young tender shoots are picked as a vegetable.

Technical Handbook No The main use of Amaranthus graecizans is as a cooked leaf vegetable. Brenan Amaranthus graecizans subsp. Flowering may start 4—8 weeks after sowing. Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste. John Wiley and Sons, pp. The calcium is partly insoluble and not taken up in the digestive tract, as it is bound to oxalate. Lower Taxa Amaranthus graecizans subsp.


Amaranth is a very high consumer of minerals. Amarante sauvage, amarante sylvestre, amarante africaine Fr. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans – bushy plant Now containing plants. Amaranthus graecizans occurs scattered throughout tropical Africa, where it has been recorded for many countries.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives amaranthys short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Please report only Maltese locations for plants that indicated as rare or very rare refer to the Nomenclature section. Amaranthus graecizans flowering plant.

Related Links opens in a new graecjzans. Intraspecific aneuploidy in Amaranthus graecizans. A drop in temperature overnight aids germination[]. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

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Brenan Amaranthus graecizans var. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.

Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans subsp. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious.