Atripliceae

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Atripliceae
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Extriplex californica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Atripliceae
Genera

Atripliceae are a tribe of the subfamily Chenopodioideae belonging to the plant family Amaranthaceae. Atriplex is the largest genus of the family. Species of Atripiceae are ecologically important in steppe and semi-desert climates.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Most of the species are distributed in Africa, Australia, and North America, with some others spread out worldwide.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

Traditional taxonomy of Atripliceae based on morphological features has been controversial.[1][2] Molecular studies have found that many genera are not true clades. One such study found that Atripliceae could be divided into two main clades, Archiatriplex, with a few, scattered species, and the larger Atriaplex clade, which is highly diverse and found around the world.[2]

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