[Mihalic] Comment on aupa
rhide at coombs.anu.edu.au
Sun Feb 19 07:56:11 EST 2006
a couple of points about aupa:
1.re: "cultivated" - many (most?- espec dubious, lividus, tricolor and
viridis acc to Knis, see below ) of these amaranths can also grow without
being planted by people and are thus sometimes recorded as "weeds" (e.g. on
plantations or on roadsides), or at least self-planted.
2. French has a typo (?reproduced by Risimeri- latter. I haven't seen); it
should be A. viridis (not viridus) (and to be exact, dubiu should be dubius.)
3. The botanist Kanis has a useful (up to mid 1970s) account of the genus
in the region -(Kanis, A. 1978. "Amaranthaceae." In: Womersley, J.S. ed.
Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea. Melbourne, Melbourne University
4. Some other amaranth species (e.g. A. spinosus) have been collected in
NG, but I'm not sure if any are cultivated, and I dont know if they would
be/are included in the term "aupa"
At 01:48 PM 17/02/2006, you wrote:
>Risimeri (2002) cites French (1986) that there are 6 cultivated species of
>aupa in PNG: Amaranthus caudatus, A. cruentus, A. dubiu, A. viridus, A.
>lividus and A. tricolor.
>Jimmy Risimeri (2002). Status of Traditional Vegetables Conservation and
>Use in Papua New Guinea - A Country Report. NARI Conference Paper Series
>#5. Lae: National Agricultural Research Institute.
>French, B. R. (1986). Food Plants of Papua New Guinea: A Compendium.
>Australia Pacific Science Foundation.
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