Amaranthus tricolor L.
  • Sp. Pl.

This taxon is accepted by Amaranthaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Stem green or red, 80-150 cm tall, stout, often branched. Petiole green or red, 2-6 cm; leaf blade green, red, purple, or yellow, ovate, ovate-rhombic, or lanceolate, 4-10 × 2-7 cm, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or undulate, apex obtuse or notched, with a mucro. Flowers in dense clusters at leaf axils or in spike at apex; male and female flowers in same inflorescences. Bracts and bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-3 mm, transparent, apex long pointed. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Utricles included in perianth, ovate-oblong, 2-2.5 mm, circumscissile. Seeds brownish black, subglobose or obovoid, ca. 1 mm in diam. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Jul-Sep. 2n = 34*, 68, 85*.


"Erect herb, 2–6 ft. high; leaves, stems and flowers green or red"

A cultivated spinach.


  • 1 "Thell. in Asch. & Grabner Synopsis 5, 1: 272."
  • 2 "—F.T.A. 6, 1: 32"
  • 3
  • 4 Sp. Pl.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Plants Of the World Online Portal
  • B
Flora Of China @
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • C All Rights Reserved
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).