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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The plant produces new shoots when older branches are already blooming. There are 21 citations in Afrirefs related to Amaranthus dubius Mart. Spleen amaranth Plants glabrous or sparsely pubescent in distal parts.

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The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. For this reason the former is recommended vubius cultivation during the rainy season. In the Bantu-speaking regions of Uganda it is known as Doodo [5] and is commonly cut very finely and cooked with onions and tomatoes or sometimes mixed with a peanut sauce.

Cadmium contamination in green leaves grown in Madurai District, India. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. The seed can be cooked whole, and becomes very gelatinous like this, but it is rather difficult to crush all of the small seeds in the mouth and thus some of the seed will pass right through the digestive system without being assimilated[K].


Inflorescences terminal panicles and axillary spikes; panicles erect or often drooping, green, dense, branched, leafless at least distally. 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.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Amaranthus dubius

Login eFloras Home Help. Amaranthaceae in Flora of North America. For other leaf vegetables known as ‘Chinese spinach’, see Chinese spinach disambiguation.

Fruit an ovoid-urceolate capsule c. In Kenya it is cooked with bitter leaf vegetables such as nightshades Solanum spp.

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We have very little information on this species but it should succeed as a spring-sown annual in Britain. It prefers moist soil. It is probable that, like A. Treatments duhius Other Floras www.

Amaranthus dubius

Amaranth does not seem to need to be rotated with other crops since no serious soilborne disease has been observed. Intentional introduction As a vegetable plant. Potential risks mainly relate to the spread of A. Ecological correlates of ex situ seed longevity: Journal of the West African Science Association, 4 2: Amaranthus dubius is recognized as an easy-to-grow, productive and nutritious vegetable, especially for the rainy season. In Tamil Nadu India the plant is known as amadanthus. Flora of Tropical East Africa.

Amaranthus dubiusa morphologically deviant allopolyploid, is very close genetically to both A. Amaranthus dubius Amaranthus dubius – Wikipedia Amaranth leaves in general are recommended as a good food with medicinal properties for young children, lactating mothers and for patients with fever, haemorrhage, anaemia, constipation or dubiius complaints.


Because of the rather strong growth of Amaranthus dubiusweeds in transplanted plots are not very troublesome, except nut grass Cyperus rotundus L. Nitrate-N is better than ammonium-N. Citation in scholarly articles. Pollination is effected by wind but the abundant pollen production causes a high rate of self-pollination. In Uganda Amaranthus dubius plants are used for the preparation of potash.

Plant Sociology Phytosociological studies on anthropic communities, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Australia, and on American tropical woodland. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Amaranth is amaeanthus very high consumer of minerals. If uprooted, the vegetable can be kept fresh for some days by putting it in a basin with the roots in the water. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in amwranthus web browser that you amaranthuss using.

It originates from tropical America, where it is common in the Caribbean region and from southern Mexico to northern South America.

Seeds are dispersed xubius wind, water, birds and as a contaminant in pasture and crop seeds and attached in agricultural machinery. Amaranthus dubius Aluka – Amaranthus dubius Mart.

This seems to be the indigenous spinach type frequent in central East Africa Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda locally known as dodo.