Amaranthus hypochondriacus
     Princes-feather amaranth / 千穗谷

Taxonomy: Angiosperms / Eudicots / Caryophyllales / Amaranthaceae


1. It is originallyriginally endemic to Mexico, it is called quelite, bleroand quintonil in Spanish.
2. In Africa, like many other species in the family Amaranthaceae, it is valued as source of food.
3. In temperate regions it is cultivated as a half-hardy annual.
4. Numerous cultivars have been selected, of which 'Green Thumb'and 'Pygmy Torch'have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Genome statistics

Total sequence length249,929,577 bp
Total assembly gap length30,779,355 bp
Number of scaffolds12,249
Scaffold N501,600,628 bp
Scaffold L5032 bp
Number of contigs37,073
Contig N5022,358 bp
Contig L502,648 bp
Chromosome number2n=32
Number of component sequences (WGS or clone)37,073
Sequencing technologyIllumina GAIIx


Sunil, M. et al. The draft genome and transcriptome of Amaranthus hypochondriacus: A C4 dicot producing high-lysine edible pseudo-cereal. DNA Res. 21, 585-602 (2014)