Amaranthus caudatus L.


Erect annual to 1 m or more tall. Leaves reddish, ovate to elliptic, to 10 cm long or more. Flower spike drooping, axillary or terminal, red, yellow or white. Perianth segments 5. Bracts shorter than female styles.

S America (Andes)

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Amaranthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Amaranthaceae
genus        Amaranthus L.