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Gomphrena globosa (common globe amaranth)

Synonyms: Amaranthoides globosus; Gomphrena eriopoda; Gomphrena globosa var. albiflora; Gomphrena rubra; Xeraea globosa

Wikipedia Abstract

Gomphrena globosa, commonly known as globe amaranth or bachelor button, is an annual plant that grows up to 24 inches in height. The true species has magenta bracts, and cultivars have colors such as purple, red, white, pink, and lilac. Its native range is in Brazil, Panama and Guatemala.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Lifespan [2]  Annual
Structure [3]  Herb

Predators

Acanthopsyche nigraplaga[4]
Coccidohystrix insolita (eggplant mealybug)[5]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[5]
Hypogeococcus pungens[5]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[5]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

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Citations

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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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