Author:
Jan Scholten
Book:
Type:
Chapter:
3-663.55.00

English: Amaranth family; Pigweed family.
Botany: flowers subtended by papery bracts.

Taxonomy
Amaranthaceae represent the most species-rich lineage within the flowering plant order of Caryophyllales. Now including the former goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae; the extended family contains approximately 180 genera and 2500 species.