Morphological characters, geographic distribution and ecology of neophytic Amaranthus blitum
Spider plant is ranked second amongst the top five indigenous leafy vegetables consumed as relish which include, Amaranthus blitum
(pigweed), Solanum scabrum (nightshade), Corchorus olitorius (jute mallow) and Vigna unguiculata (cowpea) .
No Brasil, em bovinos, foram descritos casos de nefrose tubular toxica devido a ingestao de Amaranthus hybridus, Amaranthus blitum
(FERREIRA et al.
Family/Plant species Origin Whitefly species (1) Amaranthaceae Amaranthus blitum
cannabinus, Amaranthus blitum
, Amaranthy gongecus and Spineces olerecea .
The samples of Amaranthus hybridus, Amaranthus blitum
and Amaranthus cruentus--were separately subjected to traditional sun drying, solar drying and oven drying as described below.
This result is in agreement with those of other researchers who found a decrease in the zinc content of the leaves of Hibiscus sabdariffa and Hibiscus cannabinus and also in other similar leafy vegetables such as Amaranthus blitum
, Amaranthy gongecus and Spineces olerecea between 15 and 45 days after sowing .