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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:  
                               GenusAchyranthes L. – chaff flower 
                               GenusAerva Forssk.  
                               GenusAllenrolfea Kuntze  
                               GenusAlternanthera Forssk. – joyweed 
                               GenusAmaranthus L. – pigweed 
                               GenusAphanisma Nutt. ex Moq. – coastalcreeper 
                               GenusArthrocnemum Moq.  
                               GenusAtriplex L. – saltbush 
                               GenusAxyris L. – Russian pigweed 
                               GenusBassia All. – smotherweed 
                               GenusBeta L. – beet 
                               GenusBlutaparon Raf.  
                               GenusCamphorosma L.  
                               GenusCelosia L. – cock's comb 
                               GenusCentrostachys Wall.  
                               GenusChamissoa Kunth  
                               GenusCharpentiera Gaudich. – papala 
                               GenusChenopodium L. – goosefoot 
                               GenusCorispermum L. – bugseed 
                               GenusCyathula Blume  
                               GenusCycloloma Moq.  
                               GenusDeeringia R. Br.  
                               GenusDigera Forssk.  
                               GenusDysphania R. Br.  
                               GenusEnchylaena R. Br.  
                               GenusExomis Fenzl ex Moq.  
                               GenusExtriplex E.H. Zacharias  
                               GenusFroelichia Moench – snakecotton 
                               GenusGomphrena L. – globe amaranth 
                               GenusGossypianthus Hook. – cottonflower 
                               GenusGrayia Hook. & Arn. – hopsage 
                               GenusGuilleminea Kunth – matweed 
                               GenusHalimione Aellen  
                               GenusHalocnemum M. Bieb.  
                               GenusHalogeton C.A. Mey. – saltlover 
                               GenusHermbstaedtia Rchb.  
                               GenusHolmbergia Hicken  
                               GenusIresine P. Browne – bloodleaf 
                               GenusKochia Roth – molly 
                               GenusKrascheninnikovia Gueldenst. – winterfat 
                               GenusLithophila Sw.  
                               GenusMaireana Moq.  
                               GenusMicromonolepis Ulbr.  
                               GenusMonolepis Schrad. – povertyweed 
                               GenusNitrophila S. Watson – niterwort 
                               GenusNototrichium (A. Gray) W.F. Hillebr. – rockwort 
                               GenusPatellifolia A.J. Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J.T. Williams  
                               GenusPfaffia Mart.  
                               GenusPhiloxerus R. Br.  
                               GenusPolycnemum L.  
                               GenusProatriplex (W.A. Weber) Stutz & G.L. Chu  
                               GenusPsilotrichum Blume  
                               GenusSalicornia L. – glasswort, pickleweed 
                               GenusSalsola L. – tumbleweed, Russian thistle 
                               GenusSarcocornia A.J. Scott – swampfire 
                               GenusSpinacia L. – spinach 
                               GenusStutzia E.H. Zacharias  
                               GenusSuaeda Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel. – seepweed 
                               GenusSuckleya A. Gray  
                               GenusTidestromia 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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