Amaranthus quitensis is a species of flowering plant belonging to the Amaranthaceae family. Tien cotiledones Ovales llanceolaos with llámina of 13-15 mm x 2-3 mm; central nervousness not very visible; average child . Suboptimal fuels, ova llanceolaes, whit emargináu, cantu enteru; central rib well visible; petrel 1/5 of the lance of the flame. Long hypocochet Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the Amaranthus species are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed. Catkin-like cymes of densely packed flowers grow in summer or autumn. Approximately 60 species are recognized, with inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple, through red and green to gold. Members of this genus share many characteristics and uses with members of the closely related genus Celosia. "Amaranth" derives from Greek --------- (am-rantos), "unfading", with the Greek word for "flower", ----- (-nthos), factoring into the word's development as amaranth. The more accurate amarant is an archaic variant.