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  Amaranthus viridis
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Amaranthus viridis L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 1405. 1763; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 720. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1171(820). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 243. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 313. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 378. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 335. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 669. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 387. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 377. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 296. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 369. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 561. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 329. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 255. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 407. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 594. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 671. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kuppacheera, Kuppakeera
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Slender amaranth
  Description: Herbs, stem green or sometimes reddish, glabrous. Leaves alternate, 5-10 x 2-5 cm, ovate, apex acute, base truncate, nerves 3-6 pairs. Spikes terminal and axillary, interrupted. Flowers unisexual, mixed, densely arranged; bracts and bracteoles similar, ovate, acuminate; tepals 3, 1.5 mm long, obovate, obtuse; stamens 3, free; ovary obovoid, styles 2, free. Achenes 2 x 1 mm, ovoid, acute, membranous; seeds biconvex, dark brown, shining with hexagonal epidermal cells.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wastelands and degraded forests
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Umikuppan, Anappadi, Tiruvalla, Pampa dam area, Tellicherry, Kumbla, Ambayathode, Munnar, Walayar, Manimooli, Vazhikadavu, Vandalodu, Thenmalai, Ariankavu, Ettapadappu, Cherumkari
   
 
   
 
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