Synonyms: Amaranthus gracilis Desf., Euxolus viridis (L.) Moq.
Family: Amaranthaceae - Amaranth family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Notey, Notey shak, Marissag
Tribal Name: Unthamifi (Bawm), Ahu Mihim Ga (Marma), Aangpadi-kamseng (Khumi)
English Name: Green Amaranth, Wild Amaranth, Green pigweed.
An annual, erect or decumbent, small, selender herb, sparsely branched. Leaves ovate or elliptic. Inflorescence terminal or in the axils of upper leaves, pseudo- spikes solitary or forming a dense flowered cluster. Fruits an indehiscent a sparsely branched panicle. Grows waste and disturbed lands and along roadsides.
Principal constituents of this plant are saponins. It is rich in minerals and contains sterols and fatty acids in the seeds. The stem and leaves contain oxalic acid (Ghani, 2003).
Amaranthus viridis L.
Throughout Bangladesh in fallow lands.
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