The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Amaranthus

The genus Amaranthus is in the family Amaranthaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Amaranthus

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Amaranthus acanthobracteatus Henr. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus acanthochiton Sauer Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × adulterinus Thell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × aellenii Cacciato Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus aeneus Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus alaco Thell. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus albiflorus Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus albus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × alleizettei Aellen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus anderssonii J.T.Howell Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus antillensis Millsp. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus aragonensis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus arenicola I.M.Johnst. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × artineanus Muschl. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus ascendens Hornem. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus asplundii Thell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus atropurpureus Roxb. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus aureus F.Dietr. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus australis (A.Gray) Sauer Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus bahiensis Mart. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus bigelowii Uline & W.L.Bray Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus blitoides S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus blitum L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 3
Amaranthus blitum Rchb. ex Steud. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus bracteosus Uline & W.L.Bray Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus brandegeei Standl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus brasiliensis Moq. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × braunii Thell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus brisbanii Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus brownii Christoph. & Caum Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × budensis Priszter Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus californicus (Moq.) S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus campestris Willd. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus canariensis Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cannabinus (L.) Sauer Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus capensis Thell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus capitatus Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus caracasanus Kunth Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cararia Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cararu Jacq. ex Zuccagni Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cardenasianus Hunz. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus carneus Greene Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus carolinae Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus carura Jacq. ex Zuccagni Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus caturus Roxb. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × caturus B.Heyne ex Hook.f. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus caudatus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus celosioides Kunth Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus centralis J.Palmer & Mowatt Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cernuus Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus chihuahensis S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus chipendalei Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus clementii Domin Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cochleitepalus Domin Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus coesius F.Dietr. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus commutatus A.Kern. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus congestus C.C.Towns. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus crassipes Schltdl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Amaranthus crispus (Lesp. & Thévenau) A.Terracc. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus crispus Lesp. & Thev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus crocatus Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cruentus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus cuspidifolius Domin Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus deflexus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus desfontanii Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus diacanthus Raf. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus dinteri Schinz Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus dioicus Michx. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus divaricatus Andrz. ex Lindem. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × dobrogensis Morariu Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus dubius K.Krause Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × edouardii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus edulis Michx. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus fatine Mart. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × filicaulis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus fimbriatus (Torr.) Benth. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus floridanus (S.Watson) Sauer Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus furcatus J.T.Howell Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × galii Sennen & Gonzalo Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus giganteus Besser Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus giganteus L'Hér. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus globosa L. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus glomeratus Posp. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus graecizans L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Amaranthus grandiflorus (J.M.Black) J.M.Black Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus greggii S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus haughtii Standl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × hungaricus Soó Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus hunzikeri N.Bayón Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus hybridus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Amaranthus hybridus K.Krause Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Amaranthus induratus C.A.Gardner ex J.Palmer & Mowatt Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus interruptus R.Br. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × jansen-wachterianus Thell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus kloosianus Hunz. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus leptostachyus Benth. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus lepturus S.F.Blake Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus leucanthus Raf. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus lombardoi Hunz. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus looseri Suess. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus macrocarpus Benth. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus major Salzm. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus margaritae Dammer Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × mauritii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus microphyllus Shinners Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus minimus Standl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus mitchellii Benth. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × monteluccii Cacciato Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × moquinii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus morosus Rchb. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus muricatus (Gillies ex Moq.) Hieron. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus nettii Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus obcordatus (A.Gray) Standl. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × ozanonii Piszter Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus pallidiflorus F.Muell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus palmeri S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus paolii Chiov. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus paraguayensis Parodi Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus parisiensis Schenk Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × parodii Thell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus parvulus Peter Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus persimilis Hunz. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus peruvianus (Schauer) Standl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × polgarianus Priszter & Kárpáti Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus polychroa Raeusch. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus polyflagellus Spreng. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus polygamus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus polygonoides L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus polystachyus Willd. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus powellii S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23 1
Amaranthus praetermissus Brenan Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus pringlei S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × probstii Thell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus pumilus Raf. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus retroflexus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus rosengurttii Hunz. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus roxburghianus H.W.Kung Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus rubra K.Krause Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × ruebelii Thell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus rugulosus (J.T.Howell) Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus sanguineus Vell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus scandens L.f. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus scariosus Benth. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus schinzianus Thell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus scleranthoides (Andersson) Andersson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus scleropoides Uline & W.L.Bray Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × soproniensis Priszter & Kárpáti Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus sparganicephalus Thell. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus spinosus L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus squamulatus (Andersson) B.L.Rob. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus standleyanus Parodi ex Covas Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tamariscinus Nutt. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tamaulipensis Henrickson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × tarraconensis Sennen & Pau Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tenuifolius Willd. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tenuis Benth. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus terminatum Miq. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus × texensis Henrickson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus thellungianus Nevski Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus × thevenoei Degen & Thell. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus thunbergii Moq. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tortuosus Hornem. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × tremolsii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tricolor L. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tuberculatus (Moq.) Sauer Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus tucsonensis Henrickson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × tucsonensis Henrickson Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Amaranthus × turcicensis Domin Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus turcomanicus Gand. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × turicensis Priszter Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus ulinei Kov. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus undulatus Lindl. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus urceolatus Benth. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus venulosus S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus verticillatus Sessé & Moc. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus viridis L. Accepted L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus viscidulus Greene Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus vulgatissimus Speg. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus watsonii Standl. Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus × wilczekii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus wrightii S.Watson Accepted M WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23
Amaranthus zanensis Hornem. ex Moq. Unresolved L WCSP (in review) 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 455 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Amaranthus. Of these 105 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 210 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Amaranthus. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 455 species names for the genus Amaranthus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 105 23.1%
Synonym 262 57.6%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 88 19.3%

All names

The status of the 665 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Amaranthus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 113 17.0%
Synonym 463 69.6%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 89 13.4%

Of the species names,

A further 3 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 455 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Amaranthus, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 0 1 0 0 1 0.2%
Medium confidence 104 238 0 0 342 75.2%
Low confidence 1 23 0 88 112 24.6%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Amaranthus is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 2 10 0 5 0 17 3.7%
WCSP 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.2%
WCSP (in review) 103 251 0 83 3 437 96.0%