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Common name

English: Pendant amaranth

German: Garten-Amarant, Garten-Fuchsschwanz

Portuguese: Crista de galo, Jimboa

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Caryophyllales (122)

        Family: Amaranthaceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Amaranthus (3)

            Epithet: caudatus L. (1)

Synonyms: Amaranthus abyssinicus hort., Amaranthus alopecurus Hochst., Amaranthus anardana Buch.-Ham., Amaranthus arardhanus Sw., Amaranthus berchtholdi hort. ex Moq., Amaranthus cararu Hort.Paris., Amaranthus carau Moq., Amaranthus carneus hort., Amaranthus caudatus (Pass.), Amaranthus chlorostachys Moq.-Tand., Amaranthus cruentus Willd., Amaranthus edulis Speg., Amaranthus esculentus Bess., Amaranthus farinaceus Roxb., Amaranthus guadeloupensis Hort., Amaranthus guadelupensis hort., Amaranthus hybridus Iamonico & Galasso (L.), Amaranthus incarnatus hort., Amaranthus leucocarpus S.Wats., Amaranthus leucocrous S.Watson, Amaranthus leucospermus S.Wats., Amaranthus mantegazzianus Passer., Amaranthus mategazzianus Passerini, Amaranthus maximus Mill., Amaranthus montevidensis hort., Amaranthus paniculatus Wall., Amaranthus pendulinus hort., Amaranthus pendulus hort., Amaranthus purgans hort., Amaranthus rubescens hort., Amaranthus sanguineus L., Amaranthus sanguinolentus Schrad., Amaranthus speciosus Sims, Amaranthus violaceus hort., Euxolus arvensis Rojas Acosta

abyssinicus => from Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

alopecurus => fox tail, fox brush

arvensis => growing in fields

caudatus => produced into a tail, tailed

edulis => edible

esculentus => edible, fit for human food

hybridus => hybrid cross, between two species, sharing both characteristics

maximus => largest

montevidensis => of or from Montevideo, Uruguay

rubescens => becoming red, turning red

speciosus => beautiful, showy or brilliant

violaceus => violet-colored

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, red

External links

Check for Amaranthus caudatus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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