Chenopodium giganteum

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Chenopodium giganteum


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Chenopodieae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Chenopodium giganteum



Chenopodium giganteum D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 75 (1825), nom. cons.

  • Typus: Czech Republic, Průhonice, population/individual No. 560 frome xperimental garden of the Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, 19 Sep 2018, Mandák (PRA bar-code PRA-00014815; Isotypes: G, K, KW, PR, PRC, W, typ. cons.


  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2024)
    • Chenopodium album subsp. amaranthicolor H.J.Coste & A.Reyn., Bull. Herb. Boissier II, 5: 979 (1905).
    • Chenopodium amaranticolor (H.J.Coste & A.Reyn.) H.J.Coste & A.Reyn., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 54: 181 (1907).
      • Type: "Patria ignota. Crescit in locis non cultis prope Massiliam." 1904, A. Reynier no. 1583.
    • Atriplex bengalensis Lam., Encycl. [J. Lamarck & al.] 1(1): 276 (1783). nom. utique rej.
      • Lectotype (designated by Sukhorukov & Kushunina 2014, Phytotaxa 191: 18): Plante potagére des Indes [vegetable plant from India], herb. de Lamarck P-LA-00381128.
      • Epitype: NEPAL. [Dhaulagiri zone, Myagdi distr.]: Annapurna conservation area, near Tikhedhunga vill., 1700 m, edge of vegetable garden, 13 November 2008, Sukhorukov s.n. Epitype: MW, Isoepitype W2010-0007930.
    • Atriplex hortensis var. benghalensis (Lam.) Moq. in Chenop. Monogr. Enum.: 52 (1840).
    • Chenopodium bengalense (Lam.) Schult. in Observ. Bot.: 50 (1809).
    • Chenopodium bonariense Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 67 (1849), nom. inval. in syn.
    • Chenopodium album var. centrorubrum Makino, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 24: 16 (1910).
    • Chenopodium centrorubrum (Makino) Nakai, Rep. Exped. Manchoukou Sect. IV 4: 78. (1936).
    • Chenopodium elegantissimum Koidz., Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 6: 136. (1937).
    • Chenopodium formosanum Koidz., Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 9(2): 75. (1940).
    • Chenopodium hookerianum Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 68 (1849).
      • Type: "In Nepalia. Herb. Hook."
    • Chenopodium mairei H.Lév., Cat. Pl. Yunnan 35. (1915).
    • Chenopodium rubricaule Schrad. ex Moq., Prodr. 13(2): 67 (1849), nom. inval. in syn.


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Russian Far East
      • Primorye
    • China
      • China North-Central, Manchuria, Tibet
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • East Himalaya, Nepal, West Himalaya

Introduced elsewhere

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



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Vernacular names

Deutsch: Baumspinat, Riesen-Gänsefuß
English: Magenta Spreen, Purple Goosefoot, Giant Lambsquarters
日本語: アカザ
русский: Марь гигантская
svenska: Praktmålla
中文: 杖藜
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