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 cultivar ‘Claroen’ is considered to be one of the best cultivars[]. Tropics areas of South America and West Indies. Seed lenticular, compressed, c. All plant pages have their own unique code. Nitrate-N is better than ammonium-N. The first seeds mature about 6 weeks after sowing.

A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts. Like maize and sugar cane, the genus Amaranthus is characterized by the C 4 -cycle photosynthetic pathway, which means a high rate of photosynthesis at high temperature and radiation. An overview of the cultivated species.


There are 91 citation in scholarly articles related to Amaranthus dubius Mart. Nutritional diversity of leafy amaranth species grown in Kenya. Food composition table for use in Africa. Used as a potherb, they are considered to be very palatable[]. For commercial seed production an isolation distance of m should be respected.

In general, amaranth leaves are recommended as food with medicinal properties for young children, lactating mothers and for patients with fever, haemorrhage, anaemia, dubiuus or kidney complaints.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Ecological correlates of ex situ seed longevity: This species most probably originated as a result of ancient hybridization between A.

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Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. In general Amaranthus dubius is susceptible to the main pests and diseases of Amaranthus cruentusbut it is less susceptible to stemrot caused by the fungus Dubiys cucurbitarumthe main amarahthus of Amaranthus cruentusand to damping-off caused by Pythium. There are citation in web searches related to Amaranthus dubius Mart. Kallo G, Bergh BO, eds. Leaves arranged spirally, simple, without stipules; petiole up to 8.


Physiology and Phenology A. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Biology and Ecology Top of page Genetics A. The harvested plants or shoots are bundled, the roots are washed, and the produce is packed for transport to the market.

Amaranthus dubius

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The amaranthsu easily become soft after 5—10 minutes cooking in lightly salted water. Jeffrey to make it more palatable. Plantarum Horti Academici Erlangensis [English title not available].

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. New infrageneric taxa and combinations in Amaranthus Amaranthaceae. In Europe, it occurs locally in France and Germany. Potential risks mainly relate to the spread of A.

Amaranthus dubius is recognized as an easy-to-grow, productive and nutritious vegetable, especially for the rainy season.