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Common name

English: Spiny amaranth

German: Dorniger Fuchsschwanz

Mandarin: 刺苋 (ci xian)

Portuguese: Carurú de espinho

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Caryophyllales (119)

        Family: Amaranthaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Amaranthus (2)

            Epithet: spinosus L. (2)

spinosus => having spines or thorns

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Amaranthus spinosus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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