We don't have an image yet. Upload an image!

Details Top

Internal ID UUID644008c51eba8743062172
Scientific name Amaranthus thunbergii
Authority Moq.
First published in Prodr. 13(2): 262 (1849)

Description Top

Suggest a correction or write a new one!
The plant is also used medicinally for its anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties. It is a small, annual herbaceous plant with a single stem and small, greenish-white flowers. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate, and have a waxy texture. The plant is drought-tolerant and can grow in a variety of soils.

Thunberg's amaranthus is a small, annual herbaceous plant native to Africa. It has a single stem and small, greenish-white flowers. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate, and have a waxy texture. It is drought-tolerant and can grow in a variety of soils. The leaves are used as a flavouring or leafy vegetable, and the plant is also used medicinally for its anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties.

Synonyms Top

Scientific name Authority First published in
Amaranthus albus Thunb. Fl. Cap. (Thunberg, ed. 2) 215. 1823

Common names Top

Add a new one! Suggest a correction!

Language Common/alternative name
English thunberg's amaranthus
Welsh blodyn amor thunberg
Swedish ullamarant

Subspecies (abbr. subsp./ssp.) Top

Add a new one! Suggest a correction!
No subspecies added yet.

Varieties (abbr. var.) Top

Add a new one! Suggest a correction!
No variety added yet.

Subvarieties (abbr. subvar.) Top

Add a new one! Suggest a correction!
No subvariety added yet.

Forms (abbr. f.) Top

Add a new one! Suggest a correction!
No forms added yet.

Germination/Propagation Top

Suggest a correction or add new data!
No germination or propagation data was added yet.

Distribution (via POWO/KEW) Top

Legend for the distribution data:
- Doubtful data
- Extinct
- Introduced
- Native
  • Africa
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya
      • Tanzania
      • Uganda
    • Middle Atlantic Ocean
      • Saint Helena
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Eritrea
      • Ethiopia
      • Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola
      • Malawi
      • Mozambique
      • Zambia
      • Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa
      • Botswana
      • Cape Provinces
      • Free State
      • Kwazulu-Natal
      • Lesotho
      • Namibia
      • Northern Provinces
      • Swaziland
    • West-central Tropical Africa
      • Zaïre

Links to other databases Top

Suggest others/fix!
Database ID/link to page
World Flora Online wfo-0000530515
USDA Plants AMTH2
Tropicos 1100944
INPN 82028
KEW urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:327387-2
The Plant List kew-2633125
Open Tree Of Life 3944374
NCBI Taxonomy 1847922
NBN Atlas NBNSYS0000033937
Nature Serve 2.150593
IPNI 327387-2
iNaturalist 158255
GBIF 5384383
Freebase /m/0872gf
EPPO AMATH
EOL 483336
USDA GRIN 434463
Wikipedia Amaranthus_thunbergii
PFAF Amaranthus thunbergii

Genomes (via NCBI) Top

No reference genome is available on NCBI yet. We are constantly monitoring for new data.

Scientific Literature Top

Below are displayed the latest 15 articles published in PMC (PubMed Central®) and other sources (DOI number only)!
If you wish to see all the related articles click here.
Title Authors Publication Released IDs
Poisonous Plants Seem to Affect Livestock in the Borana, Southern Ethiopia: An Ethnic-Toxicological Approach Kumbe A, Bekele BH, Onate AB, Hussien B, Teshome D, Kelil S Vet Med (Auckl) 13-Feb-2024
PMCID:PMC10874120
doi:10.2147/VMRR.S437231
PMID:38371488
Environmental and life-style risk factors for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis Simba H, Kuivaniemi H, Abnet CC, Tromp G, Sewram V BMC Public Health 14-Sep-2023
PMCID:PMC10500769
doi:10.1186/s12889-023-16629-0
PMID:37710248
Comprehensive Overview of the Effects of Amaranthus and Abelmoschus esculentus on Markers of Oxidative Stress in Diabetes Mellitus Phoswa WN, Mokgalaboni K Life (Basel) 29-Aug-2023
PMCID:PMC10532493
doi:10.3390/life13091830
PMID:37763234
Nutritional composition of some wild edible plants consumed in Southwest Ethiopia Yimer A, Forsido SF, Addis G, Ayelign A Heliyon 23-May-2023
PMCID:PMC10220415
doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e16541
PMID:37251480
Important Medicinal and Food Taxa (Orders and Families) in Kenya, Based on Three Quantitative Approaches Mutie FM, Mbuni YM, Rono PC, Mkala EM, Nzei JM, Phumthum M, Hu GW, Wang QF Plants (Basel) 02-Mar-2023
PMCID:PMC10005506
doi:10.3390/plants12051145
PMID:36904005
Nutrition knowledge and care practices of home-based caregivers in Vhembe District, South Africa Masia TA, Mushaphi LF, Mabapa NS, Mbhenyane XG Afr Health Sci 01-Jun-2020
PMCID:PMC7609106
doi:10.4314/ahs.v20i2.46
PMID:33163059
A global invasion by the thrip, Frankliniella occidentalis: Current virus vector status and its management He Z, Guo J, Reitz SR, Lei Z, Wu S Insect Sci 23-Oct-2019
PMCID:PMC7318653
doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12721
PMID:31453663
Subsistence Food Production Practices: An Approach to Food Security and Good Health Rankoana SA Int J Environ Res Public Health 05-Oct-2017
PMCID:PMC5664685
doi:10.3390/ijerph14101184
PMID:28981478
Use of weeds as traditional vegetables in Shurugwi District, Zimbabwe Maroyi A J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 20-Aug-2013
PMCID:PMC3751906
doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-60
PMID:23962298
Nutrient estimation from an FFQ developed for a black Zimbabwean population Merchant AT, Dehghan M, Chifamba J, Terera G, Yusuf S Nutr J 13-Dec-2005
PMCID:PMC1325035
doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-37
PMID:16351722

Phytochemical Profile Top

Add a new one!
No natural compounds are linked yet. If you wish to help please use this tool.

Biological Material Top ebay Auctions

Please wait .. loading items ..
Loading...

Contributors Top

No known contributors. Be the first!

Collections Top

In private collections 0
In public collections 0
You need to be authenticated in order to add this taxon to a personal collection.