Amaranthus

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Contains 15 accepted taxa overall.

Family:AMARANTHACEAE
Common Name:AMARANTH
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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order CARYOPHYLLALES
FamilyAMARANTHACEAE
Genus Amaranthus

Citation

Citation AMARANTHUS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 989. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Amaranthus caudatus Linnaeus Lectotypified by Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 2: 1. 1913.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Amaranthus albus PROSTRATE PIGWEED; TUMBLEWEED
Amaranthus australis SOUTHERN AMARANTH
Amaranthus blitum subsp. emarginatus PURPLE AMARANTH
Amaranthus cannabinus TIDALMARSH AMARANTH
Amaranthus caudatus LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING
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Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Acanthochiton Acanthochiton Torrey, in Sitgreaves, Rep. Exp. Zuni & Colorado River 170. 1853. TYPE: Acanthochiton wrightii Torrey
Acnida Acnida Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1027. 1753. TYPE: Acnida cannabina Linnaeus
Albersia Albersia Kunth, Fl. Berol. 2: 144. 1838. TYPE: Albersia blitum (Linnaeus) Kunth (Amaranthus blitum Linnaeus) Substitute name for Blitum Scopoli 1772, non Linnaeus 1753.
Amblogyna Amblogyna Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 3: 42. 1837 ("1836"). TYPE: Amblogyna polygonoides (Linnaeus) Rafinesque (Amaranthus polygonoides Linnaeus) Substitute name for Roemeria Moench 1794, non Medikus 1792.
Bajan Bajan Adanson, Fam. Pl. 2: 506. 1763. TYPE: = Amaranthus Linnaeus 1753.
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