Origin : area of origin
wild or cultivated
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1, part of flowering plant; 2, male flower with bracteoles; 3, fruit. Source: PROSEA
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.  In Jamaica, it is frequently used as a vegetable and is wholesome and agreeable.  It seems to be the prickly calalue of Long. 
- ↑ De Candolle, A. P. Geog. Bot. 2:778. 1855.
- ↑ Lunan, J. Hort. Jam. 1:143. 1814.
- ↑ Long Hist. Jam. 3:771. 1774.