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: (1997). Amaranthaceae. In: . 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.