Amaranthus muricatus

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Amaranthus muricatus


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 muricatus



Amaranthus muricatus (Moq.) Hieron., Pl. Diaph. Fl. Argent. 227 (1882).

  • also in: Bol. Acad. Nac. Ci. Republ. Argent. 4: 421 (1882)


  • Basionym
    • Euxolus muricatus Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 276. (1849)
  • Homotypic
    • Amaranthus muricatus (Moq.) Hicken, Apuntes de Historia Natural 2: 93. (1910), isonym


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Western South America
      • Bolivia
    • Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Paraguay, Uruguay

Introduced elsewhere.

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: African Amaranth
español: Hierba meona
italiano: Amaranto muricato
sardu: Amarantu
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