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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The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: This species is a prolific seed producer Waterhouse and Mitchell, If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position[]. Utricles ovoid or subglobose, 1. Food composition table for use in Africa. Cytomorphological and phylogenetic studies of the genus Amaranthus from Nigeria. A geographical atlas of world weeds. The seed can be cooked whole, and becomes very gelatinous like this, but it is rather difficult to crush all of the small seeds in the mouth and thus some of the seed will pass right through the digestive system without being assimilated[K].

Vector Transmission Biotic Carried by animals. Erect annual herb, up to cm tall; stems slender to stout, branched, glabrous or upwards, especially in the inflorescence, with short to rather long hairs. If rainfall is not sufficient, irrigation by sprinkling should be done before the plants reach their wilting point.


Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin. A study of the pollen grains of Amaranthus spinosus Linne and A. It is probable that, like A.

Kromosomo Tokyo 2 51— Horizontal rooting stem the plant does not have stolons Lifespan the plant lives only a single year or less Parasitism the plant is not parasitic Plant color the leaves or young stems of the plant are green Plants darken when dry no Spines on plant the plant has no spines. Amaranth does not seem to need to be rotated with other crops since no serious soilborne disease has been observed.

Some growers obtain a second harvest 3 weeks later from the regrowth of the smallest plants. Views Read Edit View history. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users qmaranthus add a comment or link below. Current knowledge on Amaranthus spp.: In Benin it is usually cooked alone.

Amaranthus dubius

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. Amaranthus dubius is a subsistence vegetable and a collected pot herb, seldom found in markets, but in Kenya it is grown on a commercial scale and sold in city markets. Database inventory of introduced plant species in the rural and urban zones of Galapagos.

Pictures Top of page Picture Title Caption Copyright Title General view Caption Amaranthus dubius spleen amaranth ; uprooted plant, showing stem, leaves and inflorescences. 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 a food.

The dugius produces new shoots when older branches are already blooming.


Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.

maaranthus Description Top of page Annual herb, cm tall, glabrous or sparsely pubescent in distal parts. It is a common plant in waste places, roadsides, flood plains, river banks and cleared forest areas. It is sometimes cultivated in tropical areas for its edible leaves, there are some named varieties. The product is dark green and tender but its taste somewhat neutral.

amxranthus More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Flora of the West Indies. Distribution Top of page A. Exact status definitions can vary from state to state.

Amaranthus dubiusa morphologically deviant allopolyploid, is very close genetically to both A. Synopsis of subgenus Amaranthus Amaranthus, Amaranthaceae in Venezuela.

Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: Stems erect, green, branched, 0. Stems erect, green, branched, 0.

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Its preferred soils are fertile, well-drained and with a loose structure Grubben, Associations No detailed studies about the vegetation communities associated with A. Palmer, ; PIER, Commercial growers prefer the more productive Amaranthus cruentus. This seems to be the indigenous spinach type frequent in central East Africa Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda locally known as dodo.

Cadmium contamination in green leaves grown in Madurai District, India.

Amaranthus dubius (spleen amaranth): Go Botany

Plantarum Horti Academici Erlangensis [English title not available]. Natural Dispersal Self-pollinated; wind.

National Plant Data Center. Amaranth is not very susceptible to nematode damage. Cytogenetic studies in Amaranthus.