genus Amaranthus

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Noun1.genus Amaranthus - large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbsgenus Amaranthus - large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
amaranth family, Amaranthaceae, family Amaranthaceae - cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
amaranth - any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food
Amaranthus spinosus, thorny amaranth - erect annual of tropical central Asia and Africa having a pair of divergent spines at most leaf nodes
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It has been reported that genus Amaranthus consists of 87 species, of which 14 are distributed in Australia, 17 in Europe, and 56 in America (Jacobsen et al, 2000).
In India the species of genus Amaranthus are mainly found in Himalayas--from Kashmir to Bhutan--and in South Indian hills.
Genus Amaranthus is characterized by the following traits: Annual or (rarely) short-lived perennial life history, herbaceous habit with prostrate to erect stem.
Genus Amaranthus is often difficult to characterize taxonomically, due to few distinguishing characters among its species, small and difficult-to-see diagnostic parts, broad geographical distribution, large number of hybrid forms, complicating the taxonomy and thus has generally been considered by systematists as a "difficult" genus (Costea & DeMason, 2001).
The genus Amaranthus contains at least 60 species, according to David Brenner, curator for amaranth in the U.