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Amaranthus cruentus
(redshank)

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Amaranthus cruentus (redshank)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 06 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Amaranthus cruentus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • redshank
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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A. cruentus: 1, branch with axils; 2, leaf; 3, inflorescence; 4, glomerule; 5, male flower (one tepal removed); 6, female flower with dehiscing cap; 7, seed.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleA. cruentus - line drawing
CaptionA. cruentus: 1, branch with axils; 2, leaf; 3, inflorescence; 4, glomerule; 5, male flower (one tepal removed); 6, female flower with dehiscing cap; 7, seed. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Copyright©PROSEA Foundation
A. cruentus: 1, branch with axils; 2, leaf; 3, inflorescence; 4, glomerule; 5, male flower (one tepal removed); 6, female flower with dehiscing cap; 7, seed.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
A. cruentus - line drawingA. cruentus: 1, branch with axils; 2, leaf; 3, inflorescence; 4, glomerule; 5, male flower (one tepal removed); 6, female flower with dehiscing cap; 7, seed. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. ©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Amaranthus cruentus

Preferred Common Name

  • redshank

Other Scientific Names

  • Amaranthus hybridus var. patulus (BERTOL.) THELL.
  • Amaranthus patulus

International Common Names

  • French: Amaranthe etalee
  • Portuguese: caruru-branco

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Ausgebreiteter Amarant; Rispen- Amarant
  • Japan: Hosoaogeito

EPPO code

  • AMACR (Amaranthus cruentus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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

JapanPresent

Africa

NigeriaPresent
TanzaniaUnconfirmed record

North America

USAUnconfirmed record
-IowaUnconfirmed record

Europe

HungaryUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
ItalyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Cereal
  • Vegetable

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