Amaranthus spinosus

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Amaranthus spinosus

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Family [[]]
Genus Amaranthus

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Origin : area of origin

wild or cultivated

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Amaranthus spinosus Linn. PRICKLY CALALUE. THORNY AMARANTH. Tropical regions. This is a weed in cultivated land in Asia, Africa and America. It is cultivated sometimes as a spinach. [1] In Jamaica, it is frequently used as a vegetable and is wholesome and agreeable. [2] It seems to be the prickly calalue of Long. [3]

  1. De Candolle, A. P. Geog. Bot. 2:778. 1855.
  2. Lunan, J. Hort. Jam. 1:143. 1814.
  3. Long Hist. Jam. 3:771. 1774.
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.