Gomphrena globosa L.

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Gomphrena globosa

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Blatherwick Avenue, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Globe amaranth (English)
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Description:
Annual herb, usually erect, to 60 cm tall. Inflorescences spherical or depressed-spherical, pinkish to deep red.
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Derivation of specific name: globosa: from the spherical flower heads
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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Literature:

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 131 - 133.

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Flora of Malawi: Gomphrena globosa
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Gomphrena globosa
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Gomphrena globosa
Flora of Zambia: Gomphrena globosa
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Gomphrena globosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gomphrena globosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gomphrena globosa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gomphrena globosa
African Plant Database: Gomphrena globosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gomphrena globosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gomphrena globosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gomphrena globosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gomphrena globosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gomphrena globosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gomphrena globosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gomphrena globosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gomphrena globosa
Ispot Southern Africa: Gomphrena globosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Gomphrena globosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gomphrena globosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gomphrena globosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gomphrena globosa
Tropicos: Gomphrena globosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Gomphrena globosa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122570, retrieved 23 November 2017

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