Amaranthus scleropoides

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: Amaranthus scleropoides


Amaranthus scleropoides Uline & W.L.Bray, Bot. Gaz. 19: 316. (1894)

  • Type: USA: Western Texas to El Paso, New Mixico [Devils River]. 1849-08-02, C. Wright #582 pro parte. Lectotype (designated by Henrickson 1999, Sida 18(3): 790.): GH GH00037010; Isolectotypes: GH00037011, US US00106262.


  • Homotypic
    • Amaranthus blitoides f. scleropoides (Uline & W.L.Bray) Thell. ex Probst, Mitt. Naturf. Ges. Solothurn 8: 59. (1928)
    • Amaranthus blitoides var. scleropoides (Uline & W.L.Bray) Thell., Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. [Ascherson & Graebner]. 5(1): 293. (1914)


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • North-Central U.S.A.
      • Oklahoma
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • Texas
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • eFloras 2008. Amaranthus scleropoides in Flora of North America . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bonebract Amaranth