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Taxonomic Serial No.: 20714

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Chenopodiaceae
  Common Name(s): pigweed [English]
    amaranthes [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyAmaranthaceae  – pigweed, amaranthes  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Achyranthes L. – chaff flower 
                               Genus Aerva Forssk.  
                               Genus Allenrolfea Kuntze  
                               Genus Alternanthera Forssk. – joyweed 
                               Genus Amaranthus L. – pigweed 
                               Genus Aphanisma Nutt. ex Moq. – coastalcreeper 
                               Genus Arthrocnemum Moq.  
                               Genus Atriplex L. – saltbush 
                               Genus Axyris L. – Russian pigweed 
                               Genus Bassia All. – smotherweed 
                               Genus Beta L. – beet 
                               Genus Blutaparon Raf.  
                               Genus Camphorosma L.  
                               Genus Celosia L. – cock's comb 
                               Genus Centrostachys Wall.  
                               Genus Chamissoa Kunth  
                               Genus Charpentiera Gaudich. – papala 
                               Genus Chenopodium L. – goosefoot 
                               Genus Corispermum L. – bugseed 
                               Genus Cyathula Blume  
                               Genus Cycloloma Moq.  
                               Genus Deeringia R. Br.  
                               Genus Digera Forssk.  
                               Genus Dysphania R. Br.  
                               Genus Enchylaena R. Br.  
                               Genus Exomis Fenzl ex Moq.  
                               Genus Extriplex E.H. Zacharias  
                               Genus Froelichia Moench – snakecotton 
                               Genus Gomphrena L. – globe amaranth 
                               Genus Gossypianthus Hook. – cottonflower 
                               Genus Grayia Hook. & Arn. – hopsage 
                               Genus Guilleminea Kunth – matweed 
                               Genus Halimione Aellen  
                               Genus Halocnemum M. Bieb.  
                               Genus Halogeton C.A. Mey. – saltlover 
                               Genus Hermbstaedtia Rchb.  
                               Genus Holmbergia Hicken  
                               Genus Iresine P. Browne – bloodleaf 
                               Genus Kochia Roth – molly 
                               Genus Krascheninnikovia Gueldenst. – winterfat 
                               Genus Lithophila Sw.  
                               Genus Maireana Moq.  
                               Genus Micromonolepis Ulbr.  
                               Genus Monolepis Schrad. – povertyweed 
                               Genus Nitrophila S. Watson – niterwort 
                               Genus Nototrichium (A. Gray) W.F. Hillebr. – rockwort 
                               Genus Patellifolia A.J. Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J.T. Williams  
                               Genus Pfaffia Mart.  
                               Genus Philoxerus R. Br.  
                               Genus Polycnemum L.  
                               Genus Proatriplex (W.A. Weber) Stutz & G.L. Chu  
                               Genus Psilotrichum Blume  
                               Genus Salicornia L. – glasswort, pickleweed 
                               Genus Salsola L. – tumbleweed, Russian thistle 
                               Genus Sarcocornia A.J. Scott – swampfire 
                               Genus Spinacia L. – spinach 
                               Genus Stutzia E.H. Zacharias  
                               Genus Suaeda Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel. – seepweed 
                               Genus Suckleya A. Gray  
                               Genus Tidestromia Standl. – honeysweet 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: amaranthes[French]   
  Source: Amaranthaceae and Phytolaccaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Amaranthaceae   
  Source: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, 2014, website (version 2014)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, available at   
  Reference for: Amaranthaceae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Amaranthaceae   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Amaranthaceae   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Amaranthaceae   
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