Amaranthus thunbergii

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Amaranthus thunbergii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: A. thunbergii
Binomial name
Amaranthus thunbergii

Amaranthus thunbergii, commonly known as Thunberg's amaranthus[1] or Thunberg's pigweed,[2] is found in Africa.

The leaves are used as a flavouring or leafy vegetable.[3]


  1. ^ "Amaranthus thunbergii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (2004) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen.

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