Amaranthus blitum L., Sp. Pl. 990 1753. (Syn: Albersia arenaria Schur; Albersia ascendens Fourr.; Albersia blitum Kunth; Albersia livida Kunth; Amaranthus adscendens auct.; Amaranthus albus Rodschied ex F.Dietr.; Amaranthus alius K.Krause; Amaranthus ascendens Loisel.; Amaranthus berchtoldii Seidl ex Opiz; Amaranthus blitonius St.-Lag.; Amaranthus blitum var. ascendens (Loisel.) DC.; Amaranthus blitum var. blitum ; Amaranthus blitum var. polygonoides Moq.; Amaranthus blitum subsp. polygonoides (Zoll. ex Moq.) Carretero; Amaranthus diffusus Dulac.; Amaranthus gangeticus Wall. [Invalid]; Amaranthus graecizans var. blitum (L.) Kuntze; Amaranthus lividus Hook.f. [Illegitimate]; Amaranthus lividus subsp. ascendens (Loisel.) Wacht. ……; Amaranthus minor Gray; Amaranthus mucronatus Poir.; Amaranthus oleraceus Rodschied; Amaranthus pallidus M.Bieb.; Amaranthus polygonoides Zoll. ex Moq. [Invalid]; Amaranthus prostratus T.Bastard [Illegitimate]; Amaranthus ruderalis Koch ex Moq.; Amaranthus tenuiflorus Fisch. ex Moq.; Amaranthus tenuifolius Roxb.; Amaranthus viridis All. [Illegitimate]; Blitum maius Scop.; Euxolus alius (E.H.L.Krause) E.H.L.Krause; Euxolus ascendens (Loisel.) H.Hara; Euxolus viridis var. ascendens (Loisel.) Moq.; Glomeraria blitum (L.) Cav.);
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ID this Amaranthus sp. : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Species ID required for this Amaranthus sp. growing as weed in crop fields.
Nathapalayam, Moolanur, Tiruppur Dist., Tamil Nadu.
DoP: 25.02.2018.

Pl. check


I think close to images at Amaranthus tricolor L. as per comparative images at Amaranthus

Pl check for Amaranthus blitum.


Thank you very much sir, for the ID. I have checked with various web-sources and the plant matches with Amaranthus blitum. Angio

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The three species of Amaranthus are provisionally identified using local guides. Please confirm or correct species IDs. Photos were taken in Sri Lanka in March 2014.


efi page on Amaranthus dubius ?  


Probably the plant is Amaranthus blitoids


Amaranthus blitum L., I think.


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SK 2904 19 May 2021: 5 very high res. images.
Location: Kathmandu, Central Nepal
Altitude: 1400 m.
Date : 14 May 2021
Habitat : Wild in Garden !
Amaranthus blitum L. ??


Yes, it appears so. It may also turn out to be Amaranthus blitum subsp. emarginatus as per

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