Amaranthus quitensis

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Amaranthus quitensis


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 quitensis



Amaranthus quitensis Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 2(folio): 156 (1817)

  • Type: [Ecuador: Pichincha]: Río Guallabamba. [1802-06], F.W.H.A. von Humboldt & A.J.A. Bonpland #3082. Holotype: P P00136030.

Accepted by Hassler 2019. Considered as synonym of Amaranthus hybridus subsp. quitensis by Govaerts 2019.


  • Homotypic
    • Amaranthus hybridus subsp. quitensis (Kunth) Costea & Carretero, Sida 19: 955. (2001)
    • Amaranthus retroflexus subsp. quitensis (Kunth) O.Bolòs & Vigo, Butl. Inst. Catalana Hist. Nat., Secc. Bot. 38: 89. (1974)
    • Amaranthus hybridus var. quitensis (Kunth) Covas, Darwiniana 5: 336. (1941)
  • Heterotypic
    • Amaranthus quitensis var. stuckertianus Thell., in Asch. & Graebn., Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. [Ascherson & Graebner]. 5, Abt. 1: 355. (1914)


Native distribution areas:
  • Southern America
    • Western South America
      • Bolivia, Ecuador, Galápagos, Peru
    • Brazil
      • Brazil West-Central
    • Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Paraguay, Uruguay

Introduced into: Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Brazil South, Cape Verde, Chile Central, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., France, Ontario, Spain

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Mucronate Amaranth
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