Checklist » Amaranthaceae » Amaranthus powellii
Last updated 7/9/2007 by David Giblin.
Amaranthus powellii S. Watson[FNA4, HC, HC2]
green amaranth, Powell's amaranth

Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 10: 347. 1875 (as Amarantus). 1875.

Origin: Introduced from the southwestern United States and Mexico

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: According to FNA, recognition of subspecies is premature (Wilkin 1992).


» Wilkin, P. 1992. The status of Amaranthus bouchonii Thellung within Amaranthus section Amaranthus: New evidence from studies of morphology and isozymes. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 108: 253-267.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Amaranthus bracteosus Uline & W.L. Bray
Amaranthus powellii S. Watson ssp. bouchonii (Thell.) Costea & Carretero[KZ99]
Amaranthus powellii S. Watson ssp. powellii[KZ99]
Atriplex retroflexus L. var. powellii (S. Watson) B. Boivin