Amaranthus

Genus in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

Digitised Reference Slides

We currently have 3 digitised slides. Each record may contain multiple individual grains and images.

Distribution
Amaranthus (rights holder: 2014 Keir Morse) © 2014 Keir Morse

Amaranth

The genus Amaranthus is a complex taxon with many diverse morphologies within its seventy species. Around the globe, many of the species of Amaranthus provide important nutrition in the form of grains or leafy vegetables; however, characteristics of rapid growth and high seed production have enabled many of the genus members to thrive as alien species. This trait has become inconvenient for humans...

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Definition
Parent Taxon
Amaranthaceae
Species
Taxonomic Completion
2.86%
3 of 105 accepted Species.
Global Pollen Project UUID
4e920532-71f5-4aae-b0d2-d8bb317dd7a6
Botanical Reference
None available. You can check The Plant List for further information.
Connected Datasets

This taxon is currently linked to the following locations.

The Plant List Global Biodiversity Information Facility