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  Amaranthus hybridus
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Amaranthus hybridus L., Sp. Pl. 990. 1753. Amaranthus cruentus L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1269. 1759; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 377. 1988. Amaranthus paniculatus L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 1406. 1763; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 718. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1170(819). 1925. Amaranthus hybridus L. ssp. cruentus (L.) Thell. var. paniculatus (L.) Thell. in Asch. & Gray, Syn. 5: 247. 1914.
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  Description: Erect, simple or often much-branched in the upper part, annual herbs, stems obtuse-angular, purple-tinged, glabrous except short-hairy young parts. Leaves alternate, 10-30 x 3-15 cm, ovate-elliptic to rhomboid-oblong, with a cuneate or acute and decurrent base, obtuse or acute, mucronate, subentire-crenulate, often tinged with purple; petiole 1.5-10 cm long. Flower-clusters in erect or terminal, often axillary panicles, 10-40 cm long; bracts ovate, acuminate, 0.2-0.25 cm long. Male flowers: tepals red, ovate-oblong, mucronate, 0.2-0.25 cm long. Stamens 5. Female flowers: Stigmas 3. Utricles 0.2 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: East and West Asia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Tolpetty
   
 
   
 
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