Amaranthus deflexus L.

We have few details about this taxon; if you can provide any information, photos or reliable records, please contact one of the site authors. Email addresses are given on the home page.

Images: None on this site.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Common names:
Status: Introduced
Derivation of specific name: deflexus: bent downwards, deflexed.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to South America from Bolivia to Chile.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Zizeeria knysna (Food plant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 16.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 48 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Amaranthus deflexus:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Amaranthus deflexus
African Plant Database: Amaranthus deflexus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Amaranthus deflexus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Amaranthus deflexus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Amaranthus deflexus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Amaranthus deflexus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amaranthus deflexus
JSTOR Plant Science: Amaranthus deflexus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Amaranthus deflexus
Plants of the World Online: Amaranthus deflexus
Tropicos: Amaranthus deflexus
Wikipedia: Amaranthus deflexus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Amaranthus deflexus., retrieved 20 May 2024

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use