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Amaranthaceae
Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Type genus
Amaranthus
L.
Subfamilies
  • Amaranthoideae
  • Chenopodioideae
  • Gomphrenoideae
  • Salicornioideae
  • Salsoloideae
  • etc.

Amaranthaceae is a family of flowering plants are the Amaranth family, contains about 160 genera and 2,400 species. Most of these species are herbs or subshrubs; very few are trees or climbers.

This is a widespread and cosmopolitan family found mostly in subtropical and tropical regions, although many species belong in cool temperate regions.

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