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...See more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
- Parent Taxon
- Taxonomic Completion
2.86%3 of 105 accepted Species.
- Global Pollen Project UUID
- Botanical Reference
- None available. You can check The Plant List for further information.