Amaranthus scariosus

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Amaranthus scariosus (as Amaranthus floridus Benth., Bot. Voy. Sulphur, t. 51.)


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 scariosus


Amaranthus scariosus Benth., Bot. Voy. Sulphur [Bentham] 158, t. 51. (1846)

  • Lectotype (designated by Nelson, C.H. 1996. Fontqueria 44: 56.): Honduras: Fonseca Bay, Tigre Island. Andrew Sinclair #s.n. Lectotype: K K000449031.


  • Homotypic
    • Sarratia scariosa (Benth.) Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 269. (1849).
    • Amblogyna scariosa (Benth.) A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 5: 169. (1861)
    • Amaranthus floridus Benth., Bot. Voy. Sulphur [Bentham] t. 51. (1846), nomen in illustr.


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
  • Southern America
    • Central America
      • Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

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


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