DIVERSITY OF LIFE

Chenopodiaceae

Goosefoot Family

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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Allenrolfea occidentalis

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Anabasis articulata

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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

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

Dissocarpus paradoxus

Dissocarpus paradoxus

Dysphania rhadinostachya

Enchylaena tomentosa

Enchylaena tomentosa

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Girgensohnia oppositiflora

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Halocnemum strobilaceum

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Hemichroa pentandra

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Kalidium caspicum

Maireana georgei

Maireana georgei

Maireana georgei

Maireana pyramidata

Maireana pyramidata

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Nitrophila occidentalis

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Noaea mucronata

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Ofaiston monandrum

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Polycnemum majus

Salicornia

Salicornia europaea

Salicornia europea

Salicornia virginica

Salsola

Salsola

Salsola

Salsola

Salsola kali

Salsola pestifera

Salsola tuberculata

Salsola tuberculata

Salsola tuberculata

Salsola tuberculata

Salsola tuberculata
NUMBER OF GENERA IN Chenopodiaceae: 121  KEW LIST: Chenopodiaceae
Acroglochin Agathophora Agriophyllum Alexandra Allenrolfea 1 Anabasis 1 Anthochlamys Aphanisma Archiatriplex
Arthrocnemum 1 Arthrophytum Atriplex 16 Axyris 1 Baolia Bassia 1 Beta 8 Bienertia Borsczowia
Brachylepis Camphorosma Ceratocarpus Ceratoides Chenolea Chenoleoides Chenopodium 16 Choriptera Climacoptera
Corispermum Cornulaca 1 Cremnophyton Cyathobasis Cycloloma Darniella Didymanthus Dissocarpus 2 Dysphania 1
Einadia Enchylaena 2 Endolepis Eremophea Eremosemium Eriochiton Exomis Fadenia Fredolia
Gamanthus Girgensohnia 1 Grayia Gyroptera Hablitzia Halanthium Halarchon Halimione Halimocnemis
Halocharis Halocnemum 1 Halogeton Halopeplis Halosarcia Halostachys Halothamnus Halotis Haloxylon
Hammada Hemichroa 1 Heterostachys Holmbergia Horaninovia Iljinia Kalidium 1 Kirilowia Kochia
Krascheninnikovia Lagenantha Londesia Maireana 5 Malacocera Manochlamys Microcnemum Microgynoecium Microtea
Monolepis Nanophyton Neobassia Nitrophila 1 Noaea 1 Nucularia Ofaiston 1 Oreobliton Osteocarpum
Pachycornia Panderia Patellifolia Petrosimonia Physandra Piptoptera Polycnemum 1 Rhagodia Rhaphidophyton
Roycea Salicornia 4 Salsola 11 Sarcocornia Scleroblitum Sclerochlamys Sclerolaena Sclerostegia Seidlitzia
Sevada Spinacia Stelligera Suaeda Suckleya Sympegma Tecticornia Tegicornia Theleophyton
Threlkeldia Traganopsis Traganum Zuckia


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