Amaranthus sect. Acnida

(Linnaeus) Mosyakin & K. R. Robertson

Ann. Bot. Fenn. 33: 277. 1996

Basionyms: Undefined sect. Acnida Linnaeus Sp. Pl.,Gen. Pl. ed. 2: 1027. 1753,5, 452. 1754
Synonyms: Acnida sect. Acnidastrum Moquin-Tandon Acnida sect. Montelia Moquin-Tandon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 415. Mentioned on page 419.
Plants annual, glabrous. Bracts not enfolding flower, not leaflike, narrowly elliptic to subulate-linear, margins entire, plane (or in some species indistinctly undulate). Pistillate flowers: tepals absent or 1–2, reduced-linear or linear-lanceolate. Utricles usually indehiscent (dehiscent in some forms of A. tuberculatus).


North America, Mexico, West Indies, South America.


Species 4 (4 in the flora).

Selected References


AuthorSergei L. Mosyakin + and Kenneth R. Robertson +
Authority(Linnaeus) Mosyakin & K. R. Robertson +
BasionymsUndefined sect. Acnida +
DistributionNorth America +, Mexico +, West Indies + and South America. +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Publication titleAnn. Bot. Fenn. +
Publication year1996 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V4/V4 810.xml +
SynonymsAcnida sect. Acnidastrum + and Acnida sect. Montelia +
Taxon familyAmaranthaceae +
Taxon nameAmaranthus sect. Acnida +
Taxon parentAmaranthus subg. Acnida +
Taxon ranksection +
VolumeVolume 4 +