Amaranthus spinosus L.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Amaranthus spinosus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthus spinosus L.
  • Common name : Spiny Amaranth
  • Vernacular name : Tanduliyaka (San.); Kateli (Hin.); Mullu harivi, Mullu dantu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12028, KFP 10222
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P.Sreenath & B.Gurudev Singh
  • Key identification features : Perennial prickly herbs. Leaves simple, alternate with rather long leaf stalk. Flowers tiny and densely arranged on elongated inflorescence. Seeds are shiny black.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Caribbean & Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Common in wastelands and on roadsides, leaves are eaten as a vegetable
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Mandya
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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