Calflora
Taxon  Report   275    
Amaranthus caudatus  L.
Quilete
Amaranthus caudatus
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Amaranthus caudatus
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Amaranthus caudatus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Amaranthus caudatus
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Family: AMARANTHACEAE  
Genus: Amaranthus
Toxicity: MAJOR
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amaranthus edulis
More information about  Amaranthus caudatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMCA3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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