Gomphrena globosa L.

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Gomphrena globosa

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Blatherwick Avenue, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Globe amaranth (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual herb, usually erect, to 60 cm tall. Inflorescences spherical or depressed-spherical, pinkish to deep red.
Notes: Commonly cultivated in gardens, but a not very common escape into the wild.
Derivation of specific name: globosa: from the spherical flower heads
Habitat: In cultivated lands and streamsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical America.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 131 - 133.


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West African Plants database: Gomphrena globosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gomphrena globosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122570, retrieved 26 August 2016

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