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Blutaparon vermiculare.jpg
Blutaparon vermiculare
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Blutaparon

Blutaparon is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. They are coastal plants that occur in the tropics and subtropics in the Americas, Asia, and western Africa.[1] Plants of this genus were long known as Philoxerus, a similar Australian genus.[2]

These are annual or perennial herbs with stems that extend along the ground. They have fleshy, alternately arranged leaves and rounded or cylindrical flower heads at the tips of the stems.[1]

There were four species:[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Blutaparon. Flora of North America.
  2. ^ Mears, J.A. (1982), "A Summary of Blutaparon Rafinesque including Species Earlier Known as Philoxerus R. Brown (Amaranthaceae)", Taxon, 31 (1): 111–117, doi:10.2307/1220598, JSTOR 1220598 
  3. ^ Blutaparon. The Plant List.

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