Amaranthus species;




Fruits & Vegetables Week : Amaranthaceae vegetable:  A common Amaranthaceae member leafy vegetable with flowers.
लाल माठ or राजगिरा in Marathi.

*Amaranthus gangeticus* ?

these are spectacular photos of this all-time favourite 🙂

in kolar district it grows in soil that is like rubble – no soil at all, and yet it grows.
i think it is a fantastic plant.
i grow it in my garden which is totally in the shade and it goes for days without water.
but having said all this i still do not know the botanical name
i feel i should stop writing for a few days.
…- thanks for this group and for your knowledge.

I think it is *Amaranthus cruentus* rather than *A. gangeticus.*
Please refer to following links.
A.gangeticus is an annual flowering plant with deep purple flowers

Adding my picture taken at Mahabaleshwar in a Strawbwrry field.
Hope it is the same plant.

May be one of these  A. blitum, A. dubious, and A. cruentus.




Amaranthus sp. (?) from Guwahati.:   Are attached images Amaranthus Sp.? Please ID for this.
Date :16/11/2012
Location: Maligaon, Guwahati-11 [Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Habitat: Grows on road side
Habit : shrub
Inflorescence : Spike
Fruits : not seen

Could it be Amaranthus polygonoides L.?

Searched FoP, FoNA & FoC, found two species may be similar to this – Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. & Amaranthus viridis L.; would go for the second one, for its lamina, resembles the illustration at FoP. But, pictures found in the group posts do not match.



Amaranthus for ID : Nairobi,Kenya : 120313 : AK-3 : Picture taken on 27/1/2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Found growing by the roadside.
Id please.


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