Guilleminea

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Guilleminea
Guilleminea elongata- Tacuarembó, Los Rodríguez, Suelo rocoso al Norte de la Cuchilla del Rincón 2.jpg
Guilleminea elongata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Guilleminea
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Species

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Guilleminea is a small genus of plants in the amaranth family. They are sometimes known as matweeds. These are prostrate, mat-forming perennial herbs growing from taproots. The best known species is perhaps Guilleminea densa, the small matweed, which is present on most continents and is often a weed. The other species are native to the Americas. The genus was named after the French botanist Jean Baptiste Antoine Guillemin.

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