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Amaranthus viridis (Amaranthaceae)


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Presented here is summary information about the species Amaranthus viridis from the Global Compendium of Weeds, and citations of references to this species as a weed. Definitions of terms are available in the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For further information--or to report corrections or concerns--contact webmaster@hear.org.


Synonyms/other Latin names:see GRIN ]

Status(es) (compiled for below "Data sources"): agricultural weed, casual alien, cultivation escape, environmental weed, garden thug, naturalised, weed [for definitions, see the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format.]

Origin (native to where): Cosmo, Tropical America, S-Am.?, pantrop weed -origin obscure, Néotrop., Africa , South America, S America, Tropical America , tropical Africa



Data sources:

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information gathered from various FAO reports) Information kindly provided by Mrs Sermsiri Kongsaengdao Botany & Weed Science Division DOA Thailand. FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada. (agricultural weed)

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information gathered in the FAO IPM workshop held in Kathmandou in April 1998) Information kindly provided by Ms D. Jagat Ranjit. FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada. (agricultural weed)

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information kindsly provided by Mr Mohammad Ali Baghestani Meybody) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada. (agricultural weed)

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. Information kindly provided by Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam. FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada. (agricultural weed)

Importation of Fresh Bananas from the Philippines Technical Information Paper May 2002. BIOSECURITY AUSTRALIA. (Tables 16 & 17 (Weeds)) (weed)

A list of weed species from various New Zealand references to "weeds" compiled by P.A.Williams, Landcare Research, New Zealand. (naturalised, weed)

AgroInformacoes Plantas Daninhas - Brasil (Problematic Plants of Agriculture in Brazil). (agricultural weed)

Alanen, A., Bongard, T., Einarsson, E., Hansen, H., Hedlund, L., Jansson, K., Josefsson, M., Philipp, M., Sandlund, O.T., Svart, A.E., Svart, H.E. and Weidema, I. (2004?). Introduced Species in the Nordic Countries (Denmark) under Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR), subgroup Natur-og Friluftslivsgruppen. (casual alien, cultivation escape)

Albrecht, D. (1998) Weeds of Alice Springs. Northern Territory Herbarium, Unpublished Doc. [Dave Albrecht (weed)

Alien Plants in Korea. National Institute of Environmental Research. NIER : nier.go.kr Director. Deok-Gil Rhee. July 2004. (naturalised)

Alien Species. On March 10, the Japanese Cabinet submitted the bill dealing with invasive alien species to the Diet. The Diet passed the bill without amendments and the Invasive Alien Species Act was promulgated as of June 2, 2004. List of alien species recognized to be established in Japan or found in the Japanese wild (as of October 27, 2004) [PDF] (naturalised)

Alien plants of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. Plantas extranjeras de Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias - korrigierte Fassung vom 23.01.2002 - Prof. Dr. Dietmar Brandes, Dipl.-Biol. Katrin Fritzsch. Arbeitsgruppe für Vegetationsökologie und experimentelle Pflanzensoziologie Botanisches Institut und Botanischer Garten der TU Braunschweig D-38023 Braunschweig. Abstract: The nowadays flora of Fuerteventura contains some 780 species. At least 119 species are aliens, some 150 further species of mediterranean and/or North African origin are probably introduced too. The estimated percentage of aliens therefore reaches 35 %. (naturalised)

Andersen, R.N. (1968). Germination and Establishment of Weeds for Experimental Purposes. Weed Science Society of America Handbook. WSSA, Illinois. (weed)

Arasi Lawrence Company TM. Weeds of Egypt. (weed)

Argentina AGRO Management Malezas Incluidas. Argentinian Software Development Company. (weed)

Auld, B.A. and Medd, R.W. (1992) WEEDS, An illustrated botanical guide to the weeds of Australia. Inkata Press, Melbourne. (weed)

Barker, W.R., R.M.Barker, J.P. Jessop & H.P. Vonow (Eds.) (2005). Census of South Australian Vascular Plants. 5th Edition. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. Supplement 1. (Botanic Gardens of Adelaide & State Herbarium: Adelaide). (naturalised)

Bernard H. Zandstra (2003). Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops. MSU Extension Bulletin E-433 (Revised November 2002). Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University (agricultural weed)

Biological Diversity of the Guianas (BDG) Guyana; Surinam; French Guiana. The Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas; 2nd Edition (edited by J. Boggan; V. Funk; C. Kelloff; M. Hoff; G. Cremers; & C. Feuillet; 1997) was produced as a cooperative project between the Biological Diversity of the Guianas Program (Smithsonian Institution; Washington; DC USA) and the ORSTOM Herbarium (Cayenne; French Guiana); under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Biological Diversity (University of Guyana; Georgetown; Guyana). http://www.nmnh.si.edu/biodiversity/checklst.htm weed? (weed) [ online info ]

Braun, M., Burgstaller, H., Hamdoun, A.M., and Walter, H. (1991) Common Weeds of Central Sudan. Verlag Josef Margraf, Scientific Books, Germany. (weed)

Bromilow, C. (1995) Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcardia, South Africa. (weed)

anon. (2002). The Common Weeds of Central Thailand. Weed Science Society of Thailand. (weed)




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