Amaranthus


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Amaranthus

a genus of the plant family Amaranthaceae, many of them succulent weeds of cultivated fields. Contain high levels of nitrate or oxalate or both. Includes A. blitum, A. cruentus, A. deflexus, A. hybridus, A. mitchellii, A. palmeri, A. paniculatus, A. powellii, A. retroflexus, A. spinosus, A. thunbergii, A. viridis.

Amaranthus retroflexus
if eaten in large quantities is capable of causing non-oxalate-induced nephrosis and fatal uremia in cattle and pigs. Called also Prince of Wales feather, redleg, red amaranth, pigweed.
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Presently, Amaranthus is distributed in many parts of the world, including Central and South America, Africa, China, India, and the United States (Budin et al, 1996).
Evaluation of gut modulatory and bronchodilator activities of Amaranthus spinosus Linn.
Host plant(s): Althea rosea (3, 6, 7, 11); Amaranthus viridis (6, 7); Chenopodum album (7); Conyza canadensis (11); Coriandrum sativum (11); Datura alba L.
It has been reported that Amaranthus photosynthetic activity peaks at 40degC with an optimum temperature of 35degC (Lin and Ehleringer, 1983).
Therapeutic Effect of Amaranthus hybridus on Diabetic Nephropathy.
Amaranthus dubius tiene un alto valor nutricional asociado a la presencia de una alta concentracion de proteinas y minerales; especialmente Ca, Mg y Fe (Montero-Quintero et al.
En esta categoria se presentaron 14 elementos; se destacan Cuphea carthagenensis, Amaranthus spinosus y Achyranthes aspera, taxones muy frecuentes en la vegetacion acuatica y de pantano que pueden dispersarse fuera de su sitio de establecimiento y no tienen mayor influencia en la senal de polen (reconstruccion de la vegetacion) de sedimentos antiguos.
The betalains in the stem of Amaranthus spinosus L include amaranthin isoamaranthine hydroxycin- namates rutin quercetin and kaempferol glycosides [43].
No Brasil, em bovinos, foram descritos casos de nefrose tubular toxica devido a ingestao de Amaranthus hybridus, Amaranthus blitum (FERREIRA et al.
Diferencias de crecimiento de Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.
Another, Amaranthus dubius, known as wild spinach in some regions, has spikes of green and white flowers, oval green leaves, and grows 2 to 3 feet tall.