Jan Scholten


Amaranthaceae is the biggest family in the Caryophyllales in the Apg3 classification. It includes the Chenopodiaceae.
In the Plant theory Achatocarpaceae is grouped together with Amaranthaceae to form Amaranthales. Both Amaranthaceae and the old Chenopodiaceae are split in several subfamilies. Tentatively the following division in Subphases has been made.

1. Salicornioideae, including Suaedoideae.
2. Betoideae.
3. Chenopodiodeae, including Corispermoideae.
4. Salsoloideae, including Camphorosmoideae.
5. Amaranthoideae.
6. Gomphrenoideae.
7. Achatocarpaceae.

1. Achatocarpaceae: 2 genera: Achatocarpus, Phaulothamnus; 10 species; southwestern United States south to tropical and subtropical South America.
5. Amaranthaceae (including Chenopodiaceae; 174 genera, 2, 050 species; warm temperate and subtropical regions.
7. Sarcobataceae: 1 genus, Sarcobatus, 2 species; North America; segregated from Chenopodiaceae, clearly within this clade.

They have the feeling that they can do things on their own, needing no one. They have an enthusiastic, overpowering quality, thinking they are free and independent. On the other hand they still want to be in relationships. So they have the tendency to dominate the other or keep closed about their own inner state. They think that it is better to keep closed about their internal world to be able to stay free and not influenced by others. When others do not know their thoughts, emotions and motivatiosn they cannot be influenced.