EPPO Global Database

Amaranthus blitoides(AMABL)

Overview
Code created in: 2004-04-29

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AMABL
  • Preferred name: Amaranthus blitoides
  • Authority: Watson

Notes

North America. Introduced in Euromediterranean region, Siberia, Russian Far East, Western Asia, Central Asia, Myanmar, China (northern), Japan, South Africa, South America (southern). In the past, A. blitoides in North America was often misnamed A. graecizans, on the supposition that this Mediterranean species had been widely introduced. In fact, it was never more than a rare casual. This confusion also exists in Europe, where the native A. graecizans does co-exist with introduced A. blitoides.
WSSA list of weeds in North America. Introduced and potentially invasive in Central Russia


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Amaranthus blitoides var. blitoides Watson

Common names
Name Language
mat amaranth English
matweed amaranth English
prostrate pigweed English (US)
spreading amaranth English (GB)
Gemüsefuchsschwanz German
niederliegender Amarant German
niederliegender Fuchsschwanz German
weißrandiger Fuchsschwanz German
westamerikanischer Amarant German
westamerikanischer Fuchsschwanz German
amarante à feuilles marginées French
amarante blite French
amarante fausse-blette French
amarante fausse-blite French
amaranto Spanish
bledo Spanish
oreja de ratón Spanish (AR)
quelite de agua Spanish (MX)
amaranto blitoide Italian
blito Italian
nerfamarant Dutch
bredo Portuguese
bredos Portuguese
erva-aranha Portuguese
skedamarant Swedish
skedmarant Swedish
amerika-biyu Japanese
inu-hime-shirobiyu Japanese
アメリカビユ Japanese
イヌヒメシロビユ Japanese
амарант жминдовидный Russian
щирица жминдовидная Russian
skebladet amarant Danish
meldeamarant Norwegian
lusikkarevonhäntä Finnish
mor darımancarı Turkish
yarbuz sarua Hebrew
יַרְבּוּז שָׂרוּעַ Hebrew
szarłat komosowaty Polish
henye disznóparéj Hungarian
labodás disznóparéj Hungarian
nenë Albanian
гърлицевиден щир Bulgarian
гърличемиден щир Bulgarian
amarant blitoide Catalan
běi měi xiàn Chinese
北美苋 Chinese
zapadnoamerički šćir Croatian
laskavec žmindovitý Czech
lamav rebashein Estonian
κλαγιαστό βλήτο Greek
balandu kaķaste Latvian
glusčiasis burnotis Lithuanian
știr tîrîtor Romanian
бљутави штир Serbian
láskavec blitovitý Slovak
razprostrti ščirovke Slovene
щириця лободовидна Ukrainian