EPPO Global Database

Amaranthus blitum(AMALI)

Overview
Code created in: 2004-04-29

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AMALI
  • Preferred name: Amaranthus blitum
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Central and South America. Introduced in Euromediterranean region, Western Asia, Central Asia, Himalayas, India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Central Africa. Formerly cultivated as the leaf vegetable blite (subsp. oleraceus, also known as A. lividus).  Subsp.  polygonoides (q.v.) is a mainly tropical form. The distinction between these forms, and their origin and history, remains rather unclear

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Albersia blitum Kunth
Amaranthus ascendens Loiseleur
Amaranthus blitum subsp. oleraceus (Linnaeus) Costea
Amaranthus blitum var. oleraceus (Linnaeus) Hooker
Amaranthus lividus Linnaeus
Amaranthus lividus subsp. ascendens (Loiseleur) Wachter
Amaranthus lividus var. ascendens (Loiseleur) Thellung
Amaranthus oleraceus Linnaeus
Euxolus blitum (Linnaeus) Grenier
Euxolus lividus (Linnaeus) Moquet

Common names
Name Language
Guernsey pigweed English
livid amaranth English (US)
purple amaranth English (AU)
purplish amaranth English
wild blite English (GB)
aufsteigender Amarant German
bläulicher Amarant German
bleifarbener Amaranth German
bleifarbiger Amarant German
bleifarbiger Fuchsschwanz German
grünlicher Amarant German
grünlicher Fuchsschwanz German
roter Heinrich German
amarante ascendante French
amarante blette French
amarante blite French
amarante de Chine French
amarante livide French
amarante sauvage French
blette blanche French
pariétaire blanche French
poirée French
amaranto ascendente Spanish
ataco Spanish (AR)
bledo Spanish
bledo de Europa Spanish
bledo rojo Spanish
amaranto livido Italian
bietone Italian
blito rosso Italian
kleine majer Dutch
beldro-manso Portuguese
beldros Portuguese
bredo-manso Portuguese
bredo-roxo Portuguese
bredos Portuguese
caruru-folha-de-cuia Portuguese (BR)
caruru-vermelho Portuguese
mållamarant Swedish
inu-biyu Japanese
イヌビユ Japanese
щирица маскированная Russian
щирица синеватая Russian
plet-amarant Danish
blyamarant Norwegian
kohenevarevonhäntä Finnish
yarbuz mavrik Hebrew
יַרְבּוּז מַבְרִיק Hebrew
szarłat siny Polish
szarłat tępolistny Polish
zöld disznóparéj Hungarian
nena e rëndomtë Albanian
nenë Albanian
светел щир Bulgarian
āo tóu xiàn Chinese
凹头苋 Chinese
olovnosivi šćir Croatian
laskavec blit Czech
laskavec hrubozel Czech
sinkjas rebashein Estonian
ζωηρό βλήτο Greek
개비름 Korean
gae bi reum Korean
zilganā kaķaste Latvian
uoginis burnotis Lithuanian
știr verde Romanian
láskavec bledý Slovak
láskavec nabelastý Slovak
goli ščirovke Slovene
щириця синювата Ukrainian