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Achyranthes (Sturtevant, 1919)

Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Achyranthes (Sturtevant, 1919)

Achyranthes bidentata

Achyranthes bidentata Blume. Amaranthaceae.

Tropical Asia. The seeds were used as food during a famine in Rajputana, India. Bread made from the seeds was very good. This was considered the best of all substitutes for the usual cereals[1].
  1. King Bot. Soc. Edinb. 10:198, 244. 1870. (A. aspera)