Amaranthus hybridus L.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthus hybridus L.
  • Vernacular name : Thandukeerai, Punjikkeerai (Tamil); Rajgira (Marathi); Dantukura (Telugu); Chua, Chaulai (Hindi); Dantusoppu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated as a leaf vegetable.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : East and West Asia and Africa. Cultivated in tropics.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Amaranthus hybridus. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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