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Gomphrena globosa L.
Xeraea globosa L Kuntze; Common globe amaranth

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo bliti @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Myzus ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium epiphyllum @ BPI (3)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum admirandum @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora alternantherae @ BPI (1)

Cercospora gomphrenicola @ BPI (1)

Cercospora @ BPI (1)

Cercosporella @ BPI (1)

Septoria gomphrenae @ 380045A (1); 380045B (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria gomphrenae @ BPI (8); 446352A (1); 446352B (1)

Alternaria @ BPI (1)
_  Exosporium @ BPI (1)

Phaeotrichoconis @ BPI (1)

Trinacrium tropicale @ BPI (2)

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Gomphrena globosa L.
common globe amaranth

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General Information
Symbol: GOGL
Group: Dicot
Family: Amaranthaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family
Genus Gomphrena L. – globe amaranth
Species Gomphrena globosa L. – common globe amaranth

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8. Gomphrena globosa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 224. 1753.

Common globe-amaranth

Plants annual, not cespitose, 3-10 dm; roots fibrous. Stems erect, pilose-strigose. Leaves: petiole 0.5-2 cm; blade green, oblong to ovate, 2-10 × 0.5-5 cm, apex acute, villous. Inflorescences: heads white, yellow, red, or purple, globose, 20-28 mm diam.; bractlets crested along keel. Flowers: tube densely lanate; perianth lobes white to pink, lance-subulate, 4.4-5.2 mm, chartaceous, apex acuminate. Utricles oblong, 2 mm, apex acute. Seeds 1.5 mm.

Flowering summer-fall. Waste grounds; 10-500 m; introduced; La., N.J., N.Y., Pa., S.C., Tex., Va.; native of s Asia; widely escaped from cultivation.

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Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena globosa
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