EPPO Global Database

Amaranthus tricolor(AMATR)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AMATR
  • Preferred name: Amaranthus tricolor
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Central Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, New Guinea. Cultivated as an ornamental plant and as a vegetable throughout much of the tropics. Introduced in France, China (including Taiwan, Tibet), Japan, Korea, northeast Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Central America, Caribbean, Australia (Western)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Amaranthus bicolor Willdenow
Amaranthus gangeticus Linnaeus
Amaranthus inamoenus Willdenow
Amaranthus mangostanus Linnaeus
Amaranthus polygamus Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Chinese amaranth English (GB)
Chinese spinach English
Joseph's coat English (US)
spleen amaranth English (US)
Ganges-Amarant German
amarante tête-d'éléphant French
amarante tricolore French
moco de pavo Spanish (CO)
penacho Spanish (CO)
amaranto a tre colori Italian
driekleuramarant Dutch
hageitô Japanese
ハゲイトウ Japanese
щирица трехцветная Russian
alacaibik Turkish
xiàn Chinese
chaulaee kee sabjee Hindi
चौलाई की सब्जी Hindi
boyam Indonesian
색비름 Korean
saek bi reum Korean