Amaranthus dubius is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from April to October, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen. The name Amaranthus dubius was first published by Martius () without diagnosis and description, so it has to be considered invalid. Amaranthus dubius is a weedy plant widespread throughout the humid lowland tropics. It originates from tropical America, where it is common in the Caribbean.

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Amaranthus dubius

Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

It has been suggested that Amaranthus species were dispersed along trade routes between America, Europe and Asia.

University of the West Indies, pp. It includes at least 17 species with edible leaves. The seed may be mixed with sand for easier sowing.

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, From a nursery, the grower obtains up to plantlets per m 2 for transplanting. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. It belongs to the economically important family Amaranthaceae. The grain amaranths and their relatives: Amaranthus dubius perennial variety from Uganda and western Kenya.


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Amaranthus dubius

If the crop is sown directly, a once-over harvest by uprooting or by cutting at ground level may be done 3—4 weeks after sowing. Amaranthus dubius Amaranthus dubius, one of the Shade is disadvantageous except in cases of drought stress. In Telugu it is called ‘yerra thotakura’. Fruit an ovoid-urceolate capsule c. Water shortage causes early flowering, which reduces ddubius yield and the market quality.

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Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N. This species has been widely introduced as a green vegetable for human consumption and as a medicinal herb. Leaves arranged spirally, simple, without stipules; petiole up to 8. Amaranthus dubius Amaranth Amaranthus dubius Seeds are dibius by wind, water, birds and as a contaminant in pasture and crop seeds and attached in agricultural machinery.

Amaranthus dubius amaranthus dubius and the x – k – jpg www. Seed characteristics and germination properties. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Biology and Ecology Top of page Genetics A. The plants continue to produce new shoots when older branches are already blooming.


Amaranthks East and southern African research dubihs may have small working collections of local cultivars. Related Links opens in a new window Treatments in Other Floras www.

Phytosociological studies on anthropic communities, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Australia, and on American tropical woodland. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Benin it is amarqnthus cooked alone. Correll and Correll, Effect of split application of nitrogen on growth and yield of amaranthus Amaranthus tristis L.

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It has very high concentrations of minerals in its leaves, and there is some concern that it can also take up toxic metals if present in the soil, rendering it toxic as dubuis food. It prefers moist soil. Preliminary results toward a revision of the Amaranthus hybridus species complex Amaranthaceae.