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Family Profile

Chenopodiaceae

Family Description

A family of more than 100 genera and 1500 species frequently in semi-arid environments and saline habitats, cosmopolitan; 28 genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Chenopodium - A cosmopolitan genus of about 70 species; 23 species recorded for Australia with 14 of them endemic.

Einadia - A genus of about 6 species in Australia and New Zealand; four species occur naturally in Australia.

References

Backer, C.A. (1949) Chenopodiaceae. Flora Malesiana Series I 4: 100-103.

Green, P.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (Ed) (1994), Flora of Australia 49: 82

Scott, A.J. (1975) Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik 100: 209-217.

Wilson, P.G. (1984). Chenopodiaceae. Flora of Australia. 4: 81-316.