Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)


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Amaranthaceae is commonly known as the Amaranth Family. The Amaranthaceae is a family from Caryophyllales Order, splits from Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The Amaranthaceae family consists of 163 genera and more than 1,800 species.

Characteristics include:
  • Herbs or shrubs (rarely trees or climbers), often reddish
  • Stems often succulent, and/or jointed
  • Leaves alternate, simple
  • No stipules
  • Flowers small, actinomorphic
  • Sepals usually 3-5, free or fused basally, surrounding the fruit
  • Petals absent
  • Stamens as many as sepals, positioned on the inside of each sepal
  • Ovary superior or half-inferior, 1-3 fused carpels, one locule and one ovule, basal placentation
  • Fruit a berry, capsule, or nutlet
  • Seeds strongly curved

Genera in Amaranthaceae:
  • Achyranthes
  • Cyathula
  • Iresine
  • Salicornia
  • Achyropsis
  • Cycloloma
  • Isgarum
  • Salsola
  • Acroglochin
  • Cyphocarpa
  • Kalidium
  • Sarcocornia
  • Aerva
  • Dasysphaera
  • Kirilowia
  • Schanginia
  • Agathophora
  • Deeringia
  • Kochia
  • Scleroblitum
  • Agriophyllum
  • Dicraurus
  • Krascheninnikovia
  • Sclerochlamys
  • Alexandra
  • Didymanthus
  • Kyphocarpa
  • Sclerolaena
  • Allenrolfea
  • Digera
  • Lagenantha
  • Sclerostegia
  • Allmania
  • Dissocarpus
  • Lecanocarpus
  • Seidlitzia
  • Allmaniopsis
  • Dondia
  • Lecosia
  • Sericocoma
  • Alternanthera
  • Dysphania
  • Leucosphaera
  • Sericorema
  • Amaranthus
  • Einadia
  • Maireana
  • Sericostachys
  • Anabasis
  • Enchylaena
  • Malacocera
  • Sevada
  • Anthochlamys
  • Eremophea
  • Manochlamys
  • Spinacia
  • Aphanisma
  • Eriostylos
  • Marcelliopsis
  • Stelligera
  • Archiatriplex
  • Exomis
  • Mechowia
  • Stilbanthus
  • Arthraerua
  • Fadenia
  • Microcnemum
  • Suaeda
  • Arthrocnemum
  • Froelichia
  • Microgynoecium
  • Suckleya
  • Arthrophytum
  • Froelichiella
  • Micromonolepis
  • Sympegma
  • Atriplex
  • Gamanthus
  • Monolepis
  • Tecticornia
  • Axyris
  • Girgensohnia
  • Nanophyton
  • Threlkeldia
  • Baolia
  • Gomphrena
  • Nelsia
  • Tidestromia
  • Bassia
  • Grayia
  • Neobassia
  • Traganum
  • Beta
  • Guilleminea
  • Nitrophila
  • Trichuriella
  • Bienertia
  • Gyroptera
  • Noaea
  • Zuckia
  • Blutaparon
  • Halanthium
  • Nothosaerva
  • Borsczowia
  • Halarchon
  • Ofaiston

  • Bosea
  • Halimocnemis
  • Osteocarpum
  • Calicorema
  • Halocharis
  • Pachycornia
  • Camphorosma
  • Halocnemum
  • Panderia

  • Celosia
  • Halogeton
  • Pandiaka

  • Centema
  • Halopeplis
  • Pedersenia
  • Centemopsis
  • Halosarcia
  • Petrosimonia
  • Centrostachys
  • Halostachys
  • Pfaffia

  • Ceratocarpus
  • Halothamnus
  • Philoxerus
  • Ceratoides
  • Halotis
  • Physandra
  • Chamissoa
  • Haloxylon
  • Pleuropetalum
  • Charpentiera
  • Hammada
  • Polycnemum
  • Chenopodium
  • Hebanthe
  • Pseudoplantago
  • Chionothrix
  • Herbstia
  • Pseudosericocoma
  • Choriptera
  • Hermbstaedtia
  • Psilotrichopsis
  • Climacoptera
  • Heterostachys
  • Psilotrichum
  • Corispermum
  • Holmbergia
  • Ptilotus

  • Cornulaca
  • Horaninovia
  • Pupalia

  • Cremnophyton
  • Iljinia
  • Quaternella
  • Cyathobasis
  • Irenella
  • Rhagodia


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Gomphrena globosa

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