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Amaranthus hybridus L., is an erect annual herbaceous plant, and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Life Form: Th

Flowering in: Mar-May


Phytochoria: Cosm

The native range of this species is S. Ontario to W. South America.

Notes: Introduced in Libya, medicinal plant, Habitat: Anthropogenic (man-made or disturbed habitats), meadows and fields.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Sirte Plains Benghazi Plain Jabal Nafusa area Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Tripoli 1967, 1976, 1977 Sirte 2015, 2016 Wadi El Ghattara 2010 Gharyan (Sedrores Mountains) 2020 Wadi Zaza 2003 Wadi El-Kauf 2014 Wadi El Ghattara 2010 Wadi Zaza 2017


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:  
El-Ahmir, S.M., Mahklouf, M.H., Shanta, M.B., Abo -Jaafer, H.A. (2020)   Floristic Study of Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan District – Libya.  J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology.   Volume 8 / Issue 1.   ISSN: 2348 – 7313.


Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan 2020
 Mukassabi, T.A., Thomas,P.A., ELMogasapi, A.(2017) Medicinal plants in Cyrenaica, Libya: existence and extinction. Biological Diversity and Conservation – 10/2 (2017) 183-192.  

Medicinal plants in Cyrenaica2017
Elsayed, N. (2016) Relationship between Vegetation and Soil Seed Bank at Protected Versus Unprotected Sites at Coastal Habitats in Libya.CATRINA (2016), 15 (1): 59-68

Surt region in Libya 2016
Elsayed M. A. N. (2015) Floristic Composition of the Plant Cover at Surt Region in Libya. Catrina (2015), 12 (1): 63-71-2010 By the Egyptian society for environmental SCIENCES.

Plant Cover at Surt Region2015
El-Mokasabi, F M. (2014( Floristic Composition and Traditional Uses of Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf, Al-Jabal Al-Akhder, Libya. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (8): 685-697, 2014, ISSN 1818-769,IDOSIPublications,2014DOI:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2014.14.08.12375.


Plant Species at Wadi Alkuf 2014
El Rabiai, G.T., Al tira, F. M., Lamlom, S. H (2010) Preliminary Checklist for the Flora of Wadi El Ghattara in Libya. Journal of Science and Its Applications Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 39-47.

Flora of Wadi El Ghattara 2010
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.