EPPO Global Database

Amaranthus viridis(AMAVI)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AMAVI
  • Preferred name: Amaranthus viridis
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Central America, Caribbean, South America. Introduced in many countries, where it is commonly eaten as a vegetable:  Euromediterranean region, Russian Far East, Central Asia, Western Asia, India, Indochina, Malesia, China, most of Africa, USA (south and east), Mexico, Australia, New Zealand

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Amaranthus gracilis Poiret
Euxolus viridis (Linnaeus) Moquin-Tandon

Common names
Name Language
garden calulu English
green amaranth English (AU)
lumboo English
pigweed English
slender amaranth English (US)
white caterpillar English
liegender Amarant German
liegender Fuchsschwanz German
zierlicher Fuchsschwanz German
amarante grêle French
amarante verte French
zépina ranpan French
bledo blanco Spanish (AR)
bledo manso Spanish (CO)
bledo verde Spanish (CO)
blero blanco Spanish
blero manso Spanish
caruru Spanish (AR)
chichimeca Spanish (AR)
citaco Spanish (AR)
amaranto verde Italian
bredo-verde Portuguese
caruru-de-mancha Portuguese (BR)
smalamarant Swedish
aobiyu Japanese
honagainubiyu Japanese
アオビユ Japanese
ホナガイヌビユ Japanese
щирица зеленая Russian
hentorevonhäntäs Finnish
yeşilibik Turkish
yarbuz adin Hebrew
יַרְבּוּז עָדִין Hebrew
kövér amaránt Hungarian
amarant gràcil Catalan
zhòu guǒ xiàn Chinese
皱果苋 Chinese
veli šćir Croatian
laskavec zelený Czech
bayam itek Indonesian
청비름 Korean
cheong bi reum Korean
láskavec zelený Slovak