Amaranthus graecizans occurs scattered throughout tropical Africa, where it has been recorded for many countries. It is also distributed in. Preferred Scientific Name; Amaranthus graecizans. Preferred Common Name; prostrate pigweed. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Amaranthus graecizans is a ANNUAL growing to m (1ft 8in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from May to October. The species is monoecious (individual flowers.
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Where Amaranthus graecizans is appreciated as a vegetable, selective weeding may be applied by removal of all other weeds. Volume 9, Part 1. Amaranths in general perform best on fertile, well-drained soils with a loose structure, but Amaranthus graecizans also grows well on poor soils.
For this purpose, the plants are dried and burned to ashes, the filtrate is evaporated and the residue used as a substitute for common salt.
Showing 0 of 0 comments. This QR Code is unique to this page. In Senegal, the leaves are used as an anthelmintic. Amaranthus graecizansthe Mediterranean amaranth  or short-tepalled pigweed is an annual species in the botanical family Amaranthaceae.
Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Capsule subglobose to shortly ovoid, gfaecizans Now containing plants. Views Read View source View history.
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Seeds shining, compressed, black, The growth of new shoots continues after the start of flowering. Because of the many flowers, people will not cook the whole shoot but they pick the individual leaves, which is one reason why this amaranth has a low market value. The growth of new shoots continues after the start of flowering. Volume 9, part 1. Volume 1, Part 1, aamranthus edition.
Griechischer Amarant; Schmalblaettriger Fuchsschwanz Netherlands: The presence of hydrocyanic acid and oxalic acid makes it less suitable for fresh consumption by humans and as fodder for animals. Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position.
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It is inadvisable, therefore, to eat this plant if it is grown inorganically. Buying images for your projects will support this website. Food composition table for use in Africa.
Electrophoretic variations in Amaranthus. Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans, rameau Stroud and Graecizsns, The average composition of amaranth leaves per g edible portion is: Amaranthus graecizans Aluka – Amaranthus graecizans L.
Not for the casual reader. It grows well in somewhat shaded conditions. America with lots of information on habitat etc. Especially older people appreciate the slightly bitter taste. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.
Amaranthus graecizans Amaranthus graecizans x – 72k – jpg www. Amaranthus graecizans is widespread and usually occurs in disturbed habitats, and thus does not seem to be threatened by genetic erosion. It is especially popular as a vegetable in parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and elsewhere in southern Africa, and is sometimes a protected weed in backyards and home gardens.
Like other wild amaranths, whole plants of Amaranthus graecizans are used in East and West Africa to manufacture a local salt. It counts at least 17 species with edible leaves. It grows well in somewhat shaded conditions. Amaranthus comprises about 70 species, of which about 40 are native to the Americas. Economic Botany 55 1: Agriculture and use of wild and weedy greens by the Piik ap Oom Okiek of Kenya.
It is frost tender. It is especially popular as a vegetable in parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and elsewhere in southern Africa, and is sometimes a protected weed in backyards and home gardens. Common Weeds of East Africa. If collected for the market, shoots and leaves are often sprinkled with water to keep a fresh appearance.