Amaranthus hybridus L.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Amaranthus hybridus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthus hybridus L.
  • Vernacular name : Chua, Chaulai (Hin.); Dantu Soppu (Kan.); Thandukeerai, Punjikkeerai (Tam.); Dantu Kuru (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : A diffuse or prostate herb, leaves variable in shape and size. Flowers are green, in dense thyrsoid spikes with the central spike longest; bracts and bracteoles deltoid-lanceolate, acuminate and aristate. Urticles ovoid, Seeds are black and shining or pale.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Often cultivated as a leafy vegetable.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Amaranthus hybridus. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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