Achyranthes bidentata

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Achyranthes bidentata

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wild or cultivated


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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)
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.


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