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Amaranthus cruentus
Gusano, Moco de pavo / Caterpillar


Amaranthus cruentus
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sharp, Helen, Water-color sketches of American plants, especially New England, (1888-1910) [Helen Sharp]

Família/Family: Amaranthaceae

Grupo/Group: Dicotiledónea/Dicotyledon.

Forma de vida/Life form: Hierba/Herb

Duración de vida/Lifespan: Anual/Annual.

Sustrato/Substrate: Terrestre/Terrestrial.

Distribución nativa/Native range: Nativa de México y Centroamérica (Guatemala); ampliamente cultivada y algunas veces naturalizada. / Native to Mexico and Central America (Guatemala); widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized.

Mapa de ubicaciones / Map of locations

Notas/Notes: This is one of two major grain Amaranth species originating in Mexico and Central America; the other is A. hypochondriacus.


ESTATUS EN LA ISLA DE PUERTO RICO/STATUS ON THE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO
Presencia/Occurence: Presente/Present.

Origen/Origin: No nativo, solo cultivado/Not native, cultivated only.

Historia y distribución/History and distribution: Cited by Liogier & Martorell (1982), Liogier (1985 [I: 152]), and Liogier & Martorell (2000) as grown for ornament and naturalized, but excluded as only under cultivation by Axelrod (2011) and Acevedo-Rodríguez & Strong (2015).

TAXONOMÍA/TAXONOMY
Nombre científico con autores/Scientific name with authors: Amaranthus cruentus L.

Sinónimos/Synonyms: Amaranthus hybridus L. subsp. cruentus (L.) Thell.




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Amaranthus cruentus
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sharp, Helen, Water-color sketches of American plants, especially New England, (1888-1910) [Helen Sharp]