Plant Genera


Chenopodium

Family Code: CHENOP
Genus Code: CHENO
Genus CN: goosefoot
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 140 species, herbs, shrubs, and small trees, of nearly cosmopolitan distribution. The genus (as traditionally circumscribed) has recently been determined to be paraphyletic (unless Atriplex is included, leading to the segreagation of several monophyletic segregate genera (Fuentes-Bazan, Mansion, & Borsch 2012; Fuentes-Bazan, Uotila, & Borsch 2012).
Genus References: Clemants & Mosyakin in FNA (2003b); Kadereit et al. (2010); Fuentes-Bazan, Mansion, & Borsch (2012); Judd & Ferguson (1999)=Z; Wahl (1954)=Y; Mosyakin & Clemants (1996); Kühn in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Draft key based closely on Clemants & Mosyakin in FNA (2003b). [also see Dysphania]
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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