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Gomphrena globosa
(Globe amaranth)

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Gomphrena globosa (Globe amaranth)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 16 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Gomphrena globosa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Globe amaranth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Gomphrena globosa

Preferred Common Name

  • Globe amaranth

International Common Names

  • English: Globeamaranth
  • Spanish: amor seco (Honduras); immortale (Colombia)
  • French: Amarantine globuleuse; Gomphrena a tete globuleuse

Local Common Names

  • Cuba: San Diego
  • Germany: Gemeiner Kugelamarant
  • Netherlands: Kogelamarant

EPPO code

  • GOMGL (Gomphrena globosa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Caryophyllales
  •                         Family: Amaranthaceae
  •                             Genus: Gomphrena
  •                                 Species: Gomphrena globosa

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

IndiaPresentNativeOviedo Prieto et al., 2012
-OdishaPresent
Korea, Republic ofPresent
PhilippinesUnconfirmed record

North America

USAUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-MassachusettsUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Central America and Caribbean

CubaPresentIntroduced Invasive Oviedo Prieto et al., 2012

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Host of pest

General

  • Ornamental

References

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Oviedo Prieto R; Herrera Oliver P; Caluff MG, et al. , 2012. National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba - 2011. (Lista nacional de especies de plantas invasoras y potencialmente invasoras en la República de Cuba - 2011). Bissea: Boletín sobre Conservación de Plantas del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba, 6(Special Issue 1):22-96.

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GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gatewayhttps://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m93f6Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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