Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Chenopodiaceae - Goosefoot family

Brenan, J.P.M. (1988) Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs (in ours), often fleshy. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, simple. Flowers minute, usually green or grey, bisexual or unisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth 2-5-lobed, persistent. Stamens as many as, or fewer than, the number of perianth segments. Ovary superior or half-inferior, 1-locular. Stigmas 2(-5). Fruit usually an indehiscent achene.

Worldwide: 103 genera and 1300 species, cosmopolitan but especially desert and semi-desert areas.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated genera and 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Other sources of information about Chenopodiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chenopodiaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Chenopodiaceae
Flora of Malawi: Chenopodiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Chenopodiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Chenopodiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chenopodiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chenopodiaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Chenopodiaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=55, retrieved 31 May 2016

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