Chenopodium Taxonomy of North America

This website covers the species of the plant genus Chenopodium L. in North America

Seeds of North American Chenopodium

Chenopodium of North America: taxa, illustrations, photographs and maps

Nuri Benet-Pierce
San Diego State University
San Diego, California 92182

How to cite this webpage:
Benet-Pierce, N. 2014 onwards. Chenopodium taxonomy of North America. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
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Chenopodium of North America Distribution:

Chenopodium North American Distripution map


SDSU Publications:
Benet-Pierce, N. and M. G. Simpson. 2010. Chenopodium littoreum (Chenopodiaceae), a new goosefoot from dunes of south-central
     coastal California. Madroño 57: 64-72.
Benet-Pierce, N. and M. G. Simpson. 2014. The taxonomy of Chenopodium desiccatum and C. nitens, sp. nov.
      Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 141: 161-172.
Benet-Pierce, N., and M. G. Simpson. 2017. Taxonomic recovery of the species in the Chenopodium neomexicanum complex and
     description of Chenopodium sonorense sp. nov. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 144: 339-356.
Benet-Pierce, N. and M. G. Simpson. 2019. The taxonomy of Chenopodium hians, C. incognitum, and ten new taxa within the
      narrow-leaved Chenopodium group in western North America, with special attention to California. Madroño 66:56–75.

Other Pertinent Publications:
Fuentes-Bazan, S., G. Mansion, and T. Borsch. 2012a. Towards a species level tree of the globally diverse genus Chenopodium
     (Chenopodiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 359–374.
Fuentes-Bazan, S., P. Uotila, and T. Borsch. 2012b. A novel phylogeny-based generic classification for Chenopodium sensu lato,
     and a tribal rearrangement of Chenopodioideae (Chenopodiaceae). Willdenowia 42: 5-24.
Kadereit, G., T. Borsch, K. Weising, and H. Freitag. 2003. Phylogeny of Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae and the evolution of
     C4 photosynthesis. International Journal of Plant Sciences 164: 959-986.
Kadereit, G., E. V. Mavrodiev, E. H. Zacharias, and A. P. Sukhorukov. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of Atripliceae (Chenopodioideae,
     Chenopodiaceae): Implications for systematics, biogeography, flower and fruit evolution, and the origin of C4 photosynthesis.
     American Journal of Botany 97: 1664–1687.
Mosyakin, S. L. and S. E. Clemants. 1996. New infrageneric taxa and combination in Chenopodium L. (Chenopodiaceae).
     Novon 6: 398-403.
Sukhorukov, A. P. and M. Zhang. 2013. Fruit and seed anatomy of Chenopodium and related genera (Chenopodioideae,
     Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae): Implications for evolution and taxonomy. PLoS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061906.
Vanderplank, S. and S. Mata. 2010. Threats to an extreme endemic: Chenopodium flabellifolium (Amaranthaceae) on Isla San Martin.
     Crossosoma 36:50-56.
Wahl, H. A. 1954. A preliminary study of the genus Chenopodium in North America. Bartonia 27:1-46.

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