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Amaranthus standleyanus Parodi ex Covas, it is an annual plant, and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Life Form: Th

Flowering in: Oct-Nov

Vern: Bu zinzir

Phytochoria: PAL

The native range of this species is Bolivia to N. & Central Argentina.

Notes: Introduced in Libya

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Jabal Nafusa area Al-Jabal Al-Akhder Qibla area
(10-20 km) E. Tripoli 1966 Along the coastal road from Tripoli to Khoms 1966 Wadi Zaza 2003 Wadis South of Mizda 2013


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1977) Flora of Libya, Amaranthaceae Vol. (42) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.  
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest:  
 Mohamed, F.J. (2013) A Taxonomic Study of Wadis Flora South of Mizda at the intersections with Mizda-Sebha Highway. Master Thesis. Department of Botany-Faculty of Science-Sebha University. Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Barasi, Y. M., EI-Sherif, l. M. & Gawhari, A. M. H.(2003) Checklist and analysis of the flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza at AI-Jabal AI Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). Bocconea 16 (2): 1091-1105. 2003. – ISSN 1120-4060.