Amaranthus hypochondriacus L., Sp. Pl. 991 1753. (Syn:

Amaranthus hypochondriacus is an ornamental plant commonly known as Prince-of-Wales feather

or prince’s feather. Originally endemic to Mexico, it is called quelite, blero[2] and quintonil in Spanish.[3][4]

In Africa, like many other species in the family Amaranthaceae, it is valued as source of food.[5]

In temperate regions it is cultivated as a half-hardy annual. Numerous cultivars have been selected, of which ‘Green Thumb’[6] and ‘Pygmy Torch’[7] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Award of Garden Merit.

(From Wikipedia on 9.8.13)



Kalatope id al140711a: Location Kalatope, Chamba

Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Herb
Habitat wild
Height 14 inches

Amaranthus sp.

Could it be the Amaranthus hypochondriacus, sir…

I think … is correct this plant can be Amaranthus hypochondriacus

SK176NOV04-2016:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal on 25 October 2016 at 4500 ft.

Amaranthaceae ?

Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus (Linn.) Thell.  ???

Pl. Check comparative images at EFI site.

Pl.  see images at Amaranthus cruentus L. Also check with images at Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.

Adding some links for further analysis and validation.

Appears close to Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. , as Saroj ji suggested earlier.


Fwd: SK176NOV04-2016:ID 2 : 5 posts by 1 author.

Location:  Pilot Baba Ashram, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Altitude: 5200 ft.
Date: 26 September 2016

I think Amaranthus but different

Amaranthus hybridus subsp. hypochondriacus (L.) Thell. ???

Pl. check images at Amaranthus caudatus L.

I am not able to pinpoint the species. The flowers have some resemblance to Celosia as well. I am not sure.. I could be wrong

Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. ??

Looks different from images at Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Appears close to Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. , as … suggested earlier.



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