DIVERSITY OF LIFE

Amaranthaceae

YYPG SYNONYMS:
Achyranthaceae, Atriplicaceae, Celosiaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Deeringiaceae, Dysphaniaceae, Gomphrenaceae

APG I and II lump Chenopodiaceae into Amaranthaceae, using the latter name which has priority. This seems to be a case of "lumping on the basis of ignorance." Based solely on rbcL trees (e.g., Kadereit et al., 2003) the two groups are monophyletic except that the betoid group remains unresolved. Based on 4 genes but a very small sample (2 + 3 genera), Cuenoud et al. (2002) found two monophyletic groups. Clearly, various alternative eventual resolutions of this issue are possible. However, it is likely that the betoids will either end up going with the old Amaranthaceae s.s., or the old Chenopodiaceae, and there will still not be a need to lump the two families. Lumping makes little sense when two large families are largely intact, but require a few generic transfers. Keeping traditional names and circumsriptions retains continuity and stability with the older literature. Lumping these two families on the basis of ignorance will only generate more ignorance - an inability to connect modern usage to traditional usage without qualification, adding considerably to the likelihood of error.
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Aerva microphylla

Allenrolfea occidentalis

Amaranthus

Amaranthus fimbriatus

Amaranthus retroflexus

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Anabasis articulata

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

Arthraerua leubnitziae

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Arthrocnemum glaucum

Atriplex

Atriplex

Atriplex

Atriplex

Atriplex gunnii

Atriplex gunnii

Atriplex hymenelytra

Atriplex hymenelytra

Atriplex lampa

Atriplex lampa

Atriplex portulacoides

Atriplex quinii

Atriplex quinii

Atriplex spinifera

Atriplex spongiosa

Atriplex spongiosa

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Axyris ceratoides

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Bassia microphylla

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Beta vulgaris

Caroxylon littoralis

Celosia argentea

Celosia argentea

Celosia argentea

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Centrostachys aquatica

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Charpentiera obovata

Chenopodium album

Chenopodium album

Chenopodium album

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium ambrosioides

Chenopodium botrys

Chenopodium botrys

Chenopodium capitatum

Chenopodium graveolens

Chenopodium graveolens

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Cornulaca monacantha

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia amaranthoides

Deeringia amaranthoides

Dissocarpus paradoxus

Dissocarpus paradoxus

Dysphania rhadinostachya

Enchylaena tomentosa

Enchylaena tomentosa

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Girgensohnia oppositiflora

Gomphrena globosa
NUMBER OF GENERA IN Amaranthaceae: 199  KEW LIST: Amaranthaceae
Achyranthes Achyropsis Acroglochin Aerva 1 Agathophora Agriophyllum Alexandra Allenrolfea 1 Allmania
Allmaniopsis Alternanthera Amaranthus 3 Anabasis 1 Anthochlamys Aphanisma Apterantha Archiatriplex Arthraerua 10
Arthraerva Arthrocnemum 1 Arthrophytum Atriplex 16 Axyris 1 Baolia Bassia 1 Beta 8 Bienertia
Blutaparon Borsczowia Bosea Brachylepis Calicorema Camphorosma Celosia 3 Centema Centemopsis
Centrostachys 1 Ceratocarpus Ceratoides Chamissoa Charpentiera 1 Chenolea Chenoleoides Chenopodium 16 Chionothrix
Choriptera Climacoptera Corispermum Cornulaca 1 Cremnophyton Cyathobasis Cyathula Cycloloma Cyphocarpa
Darniella Dasysphaera Deeringia 7 Didymanthus Digera Dissocarpus 2 Dysphania 1 Einadia Enchylaena 2
Endolepis Eremophea Eremosemium Eriochiton Eriostylos Exomis Fadenia Fredolia Froelichia
Froelichiella Gamanthus Girgensohnia 1 Goerziella Gomphrena 1 Gossypianthus Grayia Guilleminea Gyroptera
Hablitzia Halanthium Halarchon Halimione Halimocnemis Halocharis Halocnemum Halogeton Halopeplis
Halosarcia Halostachys Halothamnus Halotis Haloxylon Hammada Hemichroa Henonia Herbstia
Hermbstaedtia Heterostachys Holmbergia Horaninovia Iljinia Indobanalia Irenella Iresene Iresine
Kalidium Kirilowia Kochia Krascheninnikovia Kyphocarpa Lagenantha Lagrezia Leucosphaera Lithophila
Londesia Lopriorea Maireana Malacocera Manochlamys Marcelliopsis Mechowia Microcnemum Microgynoecium
Microtea Monolepis Nanophyton Nelsia Neobassia Neocentema Nitrophila Noaea Nothosaerva
Nototrichium Nucularia Nyssanthes Ofaiston Oreobliton Osteocarpum Pachycornia Panderia Pandiaka
Patellifolia Petrosimonia Pfaffia Philoxerus Physandra Piptoptera Pleuropetalum Pleuropterantha Polycnemum
Polyrhabda Pseudogomphrena Pseudoplantago Pseudosericocoma Psilotrichopsis Psilotrichum Ptilotus Pupalia Quaternella
Rhagodia Rhaphidophyton Rosifax Roycea Salicornia Salsola Saltia Sarcocornia Scleroblitum
Sclerochlamys Sclerolaena Sclerostegia Seidlitzia Sericocoma Sericocomopsis Sericorema Sericostachys Sevada
Siamosia Spinacia Stelligera Stilbanthus Suaeda Suckleya Sympegma Tecticornia Tegicornia
Theleophyton Threlkeldia Tidestromia Traganopsis Traganum Trichuriella Volkensinia Woehleria Xerosiphon
Zuckia


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