Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1269. 1759
Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Near places of cultivation
Ariz., Calif., Conn., Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tex., Utah, Vt., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Central America, South America, cultivated widely.
Amaranthus cruentus is cultivated as ornamental and pseudocereal almost worldwide from tropical to warm-temperate regions. While reported as naturalized in several states, most specimens identified as this species are referable to A. hybridus or other native species. Escaped plants of A. cruentus sometimes occur near places of cultivation (see note under A. caudatus). No attempt has been made to summarize distribution data for such escapes.
Amaranthus cruentus originated from A. hybridus (most probably in cultivation in Central America), with which it shares almost all major morphologic characteristics. Inclusion of cultivated forms in A. hybridus in a broad sense is thus rather justified. Cultivated species traditionally have been treated as separate taxa in horticultural and agricultural literature, and we prefer to maintain the current convenient usage of these names.
|Author||Sergei L. Mosyakin + and Kenneth R. Robertson +|
|Common name||Blood amaranth +, purple amaranth + and caterpillar amaranth +|
|Distribution||Ariz. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Nebr. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Central America +, South America + and cultivated widely. +|
|Habitat||Near places of cultivation +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering summer–fall. +|
|Publication title||Syst. Nat. ed. +|
|Publication year||1759 +|
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|Synonyms||Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus +|
|Taxon family||Amaranthaceae +|
|Taxon name||Amaranthus cruentus +|
|Taxon parent||Amaranthus subg. Amaranthus +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 4 +|