Chenopodiaceae

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Chenopodiaceae

<<<Flowers>Ovary>Ovules>Growth form

erect or suspended from a basal funicle1
1. 005-005-002-002

<<<Flowers>Ovary>Ovules>Ovule number

12
2. 005-005-002-001

<<<Flowers>Ovary>Style and stigmas>Stigma number

(1-)2(-3)3
3. 005-005-003-001

<<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers>Locule number

2-locular4
4. 005-004-003-001

<<<Fruits>Seeds>Embryo>Shape

curved, conduplicate, annular or hippocrepiform5
5. 006-001-002-001

<<Flowers>Ovary>Locule number

1-locular6
6. 005-005-001

<<Flowers>Ovary>Ovules

ovule , campylotropous, ,7
7. 005-005-002

<<Flowers>Ovary>Style and stigmas

styles and stigmas .8
8. 005-005-003

<<Flowers>Perianth>Tepal number

1-59
9. 005-003-001

<<Flowers>Perianth>Texture

membranous or fleshy10
10. 005-003-002

<<Flowers>Stamens>Anthers

anthers ;11
11. 005-004-003

<<Flowers>Stamens>Filaments

filaments mostly free,12
12. 005-004-002

<<Flowers>Stamens>Stamen number

1-513
13. 005-004-001

<<Fruits>Seeds>Embryo

embryo ,14
14. 006-001-002

<<Fruits>Seeds>Endosperm

endosperm very scant.15
15. 006-001-003

<<Fruits>Seeds>Seed number

116
16. 006-001-001

<Flowers>Colour

green17
17. 005-001

<Flowers>Ovary

ovary superior, ,18
18. 005-005

<Flowers>Pedicels

sessile or shortly pedicellate;19
19. 005-002

<Flowers>Perianth

perianth absent, or tepals, , free or basally united;20
20. 005-003

<Flowers>Stamens

stamens ,21
21. 005-004

<Fruits>Seeds

seed ,22
22. 006-001

<Habit>Plant sexuality

monoecious, polygamous or dioecious.23
23. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Bracts

bracts present or absent.24
24. 004-001

<Leaves>Blade

blades sometimes much reduced, often farinose, glandular or resin-dotted.25
25. 003-002

<Leaves>Stipules

exstipulate;26
26. 003-001

Description

Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs or small trees; monoecious, polygamous or dioecious. Stems sometimes jointed or succulent. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple; exstipulate; blades sometimes much reduced, often farinose, glandular or resin-dotted. Inflorescence of thyrses, or cymes aggregated into spikes, panicles or capitula; bracts present or absent. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, small, green; sessile or shortly pedicellate; perianth absent, or 1-5 tepals, membranous or fleshy, free or basally united; stamens 1-5, filaments mostly free, anthers 2-locular; ovary superior, 1-locular, ovule 1, campylotropous, erect or suspended from a basal funicle, styles and stigmas (1-)2(-3). Fruit a utricle, nut or achene, indehiscent or circumscissile; seed 1, embryo curved, conduplicate, annular or hippocrepiform, endosperm very scant.

Distribution

Guianas present, worldwide present
A worldwide, mostly halophytic family of about 102 genera and 1400 species; 1 genus and 1 species in the Guianas.

Flowers

Flowers bisexual or unisexual, small, ;27
27. 005

Fruits

Fruit a utricle, nut or achene, indehiscent or circumscissile;28
28. 006

Habit

Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs or small trees;29
29. 001

Individuals Association

Guyana, Davis, D.H. 911 Grenand, P. 69 Jacquemin, H. 1499 Jacquemin, H. 1653 Kodjoed, J.F. 91 Rothery, H.C. 59 Guyana, Cook, C.D.K. 250 Oldeman, R.A.A. B-3909 Taverne, B. 6 Guyana, Bartlett, A.W. 7932 Guyana, Henkel, T.W. et al. 3467 Guyana, Irwin, H.S. et al. 474 Sauvain, M. 791 Guyana, without coll. DP3M Fleury, M. 860 Suriname, Focke, H.C. 1395 Wittingthon, V. 59 Jacquemin, H. 2072 Moretti, C. 913

Inflorescences

Inflorescence of thyrses, or cymes aggregated into spikes, panicles or capitula;30
30. 004

Leaves

Leaves alternate or opposite, simple;31
31. 003

Stems

Stems sometimes jointed or succulent.32
32. 002