Amaranthus dubius is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from April to October, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen. The name Amaranthus dubius was first published by Martius () without diagnosis and description, so it has to be considered invalid. Amaranthus dubius is a weedy plant widespread throughout the humid lowland tropics. It originates from tropical America, where it is common in the Caribbean.

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Amaranthus dubius (spleen amaranth): Go Botany

It is a ruderal species, usually found in waste places or disturbed habitats. The vegetative development is fast. It is inadvisable, therefore, to eat this plant if it is grown inorganically. Most people cook amaranth in ample amaranthuus and discard the cooking water containing soluble nitrate and oxalate.

Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 23 3: Flowering time is from May to September summer to autumn in the tropics and various seasons in the subtropics. Taiwanian aborigines from the Hualien area use leaves and stems of this species as a kind of pot herb Chen et al.

Annales Botanici Fennici, 33 4: An overview of the cultivated species. Commercial growers now spray insecticides instead of using the traditional control method of spreading wood ash to dispel insects.

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Genetic resources of amaranths: The first seeds mature about 6 dhbius after sowing. Its preferred soils are fertile, well-drained and with a loose structure Grubben, In Tanzania the whole plant is used as a medicine against stomach ache.


Bulbils the plant does not appear to have bulbils Bulblets replace flowers there are no bulblets where the flowers are located. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N.

Natural interspecific hybridization between Amaranthus dubius and Amaranthus spinosus. In the case of Cuba, where this species is invasive, it appears in herbarium collections made as early as in Havana, Pinar del Rio, and Cienfuegos US National Herbarium collections.

Current Science 34 In the wild and in home gardens the seed of fruiting plants scatters and gives rise to new plants automatically.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Citation in scholarly articles.

One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. No statistical data on production are available. Datasheet Amaranthus dubius spleen amaranth. Weedy Amaranthus dubius is a host plant for the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris amarantnus tomato and for the nematode Rotylenchulus reniformis affecting banana.

Origin of Amaranthus duibus.

Amaranthus dubius

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Amaranthus dubius Amaranthus dubius Thell. Their Description and Control. Seed – sow late spring in situ. Its preferred soils are fertile, well-drained and with a loose structure Grubben, Associations No detailed duhius about the vegetation communities associated with A.


Yet in germination trials with vegetable types, germination was stimulated by darkness. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

For market production Amaranthus dubius is normally grown as a sole crop dybius beds. It has been postulated as an allotetraploid, with Amaranthus spinosus L. This species is valued as a leafy vegetable throughout South and Southeast Asia [1] and also in Africa.

Amaranthus dubius Spleen Amaranth PFAF Plant Database

If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. A study of the pollen grains of Amaranthus spinosus Linne and A. This species has been widely introduced as a green vegetable for human consumption and as a medicinal herb. Centrusa and members of sect. Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin. The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Wind.

Now containing plants. Readable yet also very detailed. Kallo G, Bergh BO, eds. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. In backyards with repeated pickings, Amaranthus dubius plants may become perennial, up to 2 years old.

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