Family: Amaranthaceae. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not in the same botanical family as true cereals, such as wheat and rice. Amaranth, scientific name Amaranthus, is a member of the Amaranthaceae family which is related to and resembles Quinoa.Native to Central America and South America, it is also cultivated in the countries having warm climate. Amaranthus fasciatus Roxb.. Amaranthus gracilis Desf.. Amaranthus littoralis Bernh. History A native of South America, the amananthusâ name is derived from the Greek amarantos, which means âunfadingâ and is an appropriate reference to the flowerâs long-lasting deep red, green or yellow blooms. Tendril origin NA Tendrils the plant does not have tendrils ... smooth or slightly wrinkled when dry (vs. A. viridis, with fruit 1--1.6 mm long, rugose when dry). Albersia caudata (Jacq.) Species: Amaranthus viridis L.. Eppo code: AMAVI. Amaranthus gracilis Desf. ex Moq.. Amaranthus polystachyus Buch.-Ham. Grain amaranth is reportedly drought-tolerant, similar to sorghum, provided there is sufficient moisture to establish the crop. Synonyms. Pyxidium â¦ Global description: Terrestrial, annual, erect or somewhat prostrate herb, up to 80 cm tall. Species belonging to the genus Amaranthus have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. ex Wall.. Chenopodium caudatum Jacq.. Galliaria adscendens Bubani. Amaranthaceae. Amaranth leaves and grains were one of the staple foods of Aztecs and Incas in pre-Columbian times. Amaranthus is a widely adapted genus, and can be grown throughout the Midwestern and Western U.S. Species: Amaranthus viridis L.. Weed type: . Help. Amaranth is the name given to a group of approximately 70 species of annual or short-lived perennial plants in the genus Amaranthus including several species of aggressive edible weeds native to the US such as Amaranthus retroflexus (redroot pigweed). Amaranth responds well to high sunlight and warm temperatures. 18. Boiss. ex Poiret Similar Species: Amaranthus spinosus L. Origin: probably native to Old World tropics, early introduction to Pacific Islands Weed Category: Broadleaves Common name : Slender Amaranth, Green Amaranth Botanical name : Amaranthus viridis Family : Amaranthaceae Order : Caryophyllales Origin : Asia, South India Sanskrit : Tanduliya Genus : Amaranthus Tamil : kuppai keerai Type : Annual Flowering season : Jul to September Height : 3 feet tall Foliage : Evergreen, found in fields Flowers : Brown in colour Albersia gracilis Webb & Berthel.. Amaranthus acutilobus Uline & W.L.Bray. Scientific Name: Amaranthus viridis Root Word: amarantos = unfading, viridis = green Common Name: Slender Amaranth, Green Amaranth Vernacular: Kulites Apaka Synonym: Amaranthus gracilis Desf. Genus. Information from Dichotomous Key of Flora Novae Angliae. Amaranthus. Scientific Name Genus species Amaranthus Family Amaranthaceae. Amaranthaceae - Amaranthus viridis L.. Family: Amaranthaceae. Glomeraria viridis (L.) Cav.. Lagrezia suessenguthii Cavaco. Euxolus viridis L. Family. ABSTRACT Plants possess good antioxidant capacity to get rid of free radicals that cause many lifestyle diseases, especially cancer. Amaranthus viridis (Amaranthaceae) widely distributed all over the world, growing under a wide range of climatic conditions, and has been utilized as a medicinal herb in traditional Ayurveda medicine as antipyretic agents, also for the treatment of Amaranth greens are nutritious, edible leafy vegetables of Central American origin. Common Names Amaranthus, tassle flower, love-lies-bleeding, catâs tail, velvet flower, foxtail. Presently, its growth is mainly concentrated in tropical climates of Latin Americas, Asia and Africa.