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Amaranthus  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 20715

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Acnida L.
 
    Acanthochiton Torr.
 
  Common Name(s): pigweed [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderCaryophyllanae   
                         OrderCaryophyllales   
                            FamilyAmaranthaceae  – pigweed, amaranthes  
                               GenusAmaranthus L. – pigweed  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Amaranthus acanthochiton J.D. Sauer – greenstripe 
                                  Species Amaranthus acutilobus Uline & W.L. Bray – sharplobe amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus albus L. – pigweed amaranth, white pigweed, pigweed, prostrate pigweed, tumble pigweed, tumbleweed 
                                  Species Amaranthus arenicola I.M. Johnst. – Torrey's amaranth, sandhill amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus australis (A. Gray) J.D. Sauer – southern amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson – prostrate pigweed, prostrate amaranth, mat amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus blitum L. – purple amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus brownii Christoph. & Caum – Brown's amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus californicus (Moq.) S. Watson – California pigweed, California amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus cannabinus (L.) J.D. Sauer – tidalmarsh amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus caudatus L. – quelite, love-lies-bleeding 
                                  Species Amaranthus chihuahuensis S. Watson – Chihuahuan amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus crassipes Schltdl. – spreading amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus crispus (Lesp. & Thev.) N. Terracc. – crispleaf amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus cruentus L. – red amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus deflexus L. – largefruit amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. – spleen amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus fimbriatus (Torr.) Benth. ex S. Watson – fringed pigweed, fringed amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus floridanus (S. Watson) J.D. Sauer – Florida amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus graecizans L. – Mediterranean amaranth, spreading pigweed, tumbleweed 
                                  Species Amaranthus greggii S. Watson – Gregg's amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus hybridus L. – green pigweed, smooth amaranth, smooth pigweed, slim amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. – Prince-of-Wales-feather, Prince-of-Wales feather 
                                  Species Amaranthus lineatus R. Br. – Australian amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus muricatus (Moq.) Hieron. – African amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus obcordatus (A. Gray) Standl. – Trans-Pecos amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson – Palmer's amaranth, carelessweed 
                                  Species Amaranthus polygonoides L. – tropical amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus powellii S. Watson – Powell's pigweed, Powell's amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus pumilus Raf. – Seabeach amaranth, seaside amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus retroflexus L. – red-root amaranth, redroot pigweed, careless weed, rough pigweed, redroot amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus scleropoides Uline & W.L. Bray – bonebract amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus spinosus L. – pigweed, spiny amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus tamaulipensis Henrickson  
                                  Species Amaranthus X texensis Henrickson  
                                  Species Amaranthus thunbergii Moq. – Thunberg's amaranthus 
                                  Species Amaranthus torreyi (A. Gray) Benth. ex S. Watson – Torrey's amaranthus 
                                  Species Amaranthus tricolor L. – Joseph's-coat 
                                  Species Amaranthus tuberculatus (Moq.) J.D. Sauer – rough-fruit amaranth, tall waterhemp, roughfruit amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus X tucsonensis Henrickson  
                                  Species Amaranthus viridis L. – slender amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus viscidulus Greene – sticky amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus watsonii Standl. – Watson's amaranth 
                                  Species Amaranthus wrightii S. Watson – Wright's amaranth 
       

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  Source: Amaranthaceae and Phytolaccaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Amaranthus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Amaranthus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Amaranthus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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