Checklist: Amaranthaceae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Malawi have been excluded.

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Brenan, J.P.M. (1988) Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)   
Townsend, C.C. (1988) Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)   
NamesFZ Divisions
Sericostachys scandens Gilg & Lopr. N
2223.000 CHENOPODIUM L.  
Chenopodium ambrosioides L. N,C,S
Chenopodium procerum Hochst. ex Moq. N,C,S
2292.000 CELOSIA L.  
Celosia argentea L. S
Celosia cristata L.
Celosia schweinfurthiana Schinz S
Celosia trigyna L. N,C,S
Celosia digyna Suess.
2299.000 AMARANTHUS L.  
*Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. N,S
Amaranthus patulus sensu Baker & Clarke in F.T.A. 6, 1: 33 (1909) non Bertol.
Amaranthus tristis sensu Moq. in DC., Prodr. 13, 2: 260 (1849) non L.
Amaranthus graecizans L.
subsp. silvestris (Vill.) Brenan N,S
Amaranthus angustifolius M.Bieb. ex Willd. var. silvestris (Vill.) thell.
Amaranthus angustifolius M.Bieb. ex Willd. subsp. silvestris (Vill.) Henkels
Amaranthus graecizans L. var. silvestris (Vill.) Asch.
Amaranthus silvestris Vill.
Amaranthus hybridus L.
subsp. hybridus C,S
Amaranthus hybridus L.
subsp. cruentus (L.) Thell. N,S
subsp. incurvatus sensu Brenan
*Amaranthus hybridus L. N,C,S
Amaranthus lividus L.
subsp. polygonoides (Moq.) Probst N
Amaranthus adscendens Loisel. subsp. polygonoides (Moq.) Priszter
Amaranthus lividus L. var. polygonoides (Moq.) Thell.
Euxolus viridis (L.) Moq. var. polygonoides Moq.
Amaranthus lividus L.
subsp. lividus N
Amaranthus spinosus L. N,C,S
Amaranthus thunbergii Moq. N,S
2309.010 CENTEMOPSIS Schinz  
Centemopsis gracilenta (Hiern) Schinz C,S
Centema gracilenta Hiern
Centemopsis myurus Suesseng.
Psilotrichum gracilentum (Hiern) C.B. Clarke
Centemopsis kirkii (Hook. f.) Schinz N,C,S
Achyranthes breviflora Baker
Centema kirkii Hook.f.
Centema rubra Lopr.
Centemopsis clausii Schinz
Centemopsis rubra (Lopr.) Schinz
2312.000 CYATHULA Blume  
Cyathula cylindrica Moq. N,C,S
Cyathula orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) Schinz N
Cyathula kilimandscharica Suesseng. & Beyerle
Cyathula orthacanthoides Suesseng.
Kyphocarpa orthacantha (Hochst. ex Aschers.) C.B. Clarke
Pupalia erecta Suesseng.
Pupalia orthacantha Hochst. ex Aschers.
Sericocomopsis orthacantha (Hochst. ex Aschers.) Peter
Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
var. prostrata N
Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
var. pedicellata (C.B. Clarke) Cavaco S
Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz N,C,S
2314.000 PUPALIA A. Juss.  
Pupalia lappacea (L.) A. Juss.
var. velutina (Moq.) Hook. f. N,S
Achyranthes mollis Thonn.
Desmochaeta flavescens DC.
Pupalia distantiflora A. Rich.
Pupalia lappacea (L.) A. Juss. var. tomentosa (Peter) Suesseng.
Pupalia mollis (Thonn.) Moq.
Pupalia tomentosa Peter
Pupalia velutina Moq.
Pupalia micrantha Hauman S
Cyathula prostrata (Linn.) Blume var. grandiflora Suesseng.
Pupalia psilotrichoides Suesseng.
2317.000 AERVA Forssk.  
Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex J.A. Schult. S
Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult. N,S
Achyranthes lanata L.
Aerva mozambicensis Gandoger
Aerva leucura Moq. N,C,S
Aerva ambigua Moq.
Aerva edulis Suess.
Aerva leucura Moq. var. lanatoides Suess.
2318.000 NOTHOSAERVA Wight  
Nothosaerva brachiata (L.) Wight S
Achyranthes brachiata L.
Aerva brachiata (L.) Mart.
Illecebrum brachiatum (L.) L.
2324.000 PSILOTRICHUM Blume  
Psilotrichum scleranthum Thwaites N,S
Psilotrichum africanum Oliv.
Psilotrichum concinnum Baker
Psilotrichum trichophyllum Baker
2328.000 ACHYRANTHES L.  
Achyranthes aspera L.
var. pubescens (Moq.) C.C. Towns. N,C,S
Achyranthes aspera L.
var. sicula L. N,C,S
2328.010 PANDIAKA (Moq.) Hook. f.  
Pandiaka carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke
var. carsonii C
Pandiaka involucrata (Moq.) B.D. Jacks. N,C
Pandiaka rubro-lutea (Lopr.) C.C. Towns. N
Achyranthes rubro-lutea Lopr.
Pandiaka andongensis Hiern
2328.020 ACHYROPSIS (Moq.) Hook. f.  
Achyropsis laniceps C.B. Clarke N
2330.010 GUILLEMINEA Kunth  
*Guilleminea densa (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) Moq. S
Brayulinea densa (Willd.) Small
2335.000 ALTERNANTHERA Forssk.  
*Alternanthera caracasana Kunth N,C
Alternanthera peploides (Schult.) Britton
Alternanthera nodiflora R. Br. N,S
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC. var. nodiflora (R. Br.) Kuntze
*Alternanthera pungens Kunth S
Alternanthera echinata Sm.
Alternanthera repens (L.) Link
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) DC. N,C,S
Alternanthera repens Gmel.
Gomphrena sessilis L.
Illecebrum sessile (L.) L.
2338.000 GOMPHRENA L.  
*Gomphrena celosioides Mart. N,S
Gomphrena alba Peter
Gomphrena globosa L. subsp. africana Stuchlik
Gomphrena globosa L. S

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Checklist: Amaranthaceae., retrieved 9 December 2023

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