Amaranthus cruentus

Species Overview :-    

 Amaranthus cruentus is an annual herbaceous flowering plant species that yields the nutritious staple amaranth grain. It is originating from Central America and cultivated since ancient times for its grain. It also introduced to many countries, now widespread and naturalized in several parts of the world. A. cruentus is listed as invasive in China, Israel and Italy, with evidence of impact. Although also reported as invasive in New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, no further information is provided on its impact in these countries.

 Common Name : Red amaranth, Purple amaranth
 Scientific Name : Amaranthus cruentus
 Plant Class : Dicotyledonae
 Plant Order : Caryophyllales
 Plant Family : Amaranthaceae
 Genus : Amaranthus
 Species : A. cruentus
 Abbreviation : A. cruentus
 Ploidy Level : Diploid
 Chromosome Number : 2n=2x=34
 Estimated Genome Size : 466 Mb

Go for the Available Genomic Informations:

 Reference : PMID: 33960539

Copyright © SW-15429/2022 ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India. All Rights Reserved.