Joyweed Family: AMARANTHACEAE (CARYOPHYLLIDAE) in Australia
including Achyranthaceae and Deeringiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Alternanthera dentata
Joyweed
Sydney, February 2007

Alternanthera denticulata
Lesser Joyweed
Wyee, February 2007

Amaranthus caudatus
Love Lies Bleeding
Sydney, January 2008

Amaranthus dubius
Red Spinach
Sydney, May 2012

Amaranthus gangeticus
Chinese Spinach
Lidcombe, August 2006

Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Prince's Feather
Concord, December 2006

Amaranthus viridis
Pigweed
Wyee, February 2007

Celosia cristata
Cockscomb
Sydney, December 2006

Gomphrena globosa
Bachelor's Buttons
Strathfield, February 2007

Iresine herbstii
Bloodleaf
Sydney, September 2006

Ptilotus exaltatus
Lambs Tails
Annuello, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Ptilotus obovatus
Smoke Bush
Flinders Ranges, July 2009

Ptilotus polystachyus
Long Tails
Dulkaninna Station, SA.
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Ptilotus spathulatus
Pussy Tails
Bronzewing Reserve, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Tecticornia verrucosa
Claypan Samphire
Newhaven Reserve, Northern Territory
Photo: courtesy of
Barbara Gilfedder

Some polyphagous caterpillars of Lepidoptera in Australia have been reported to feed on plants in AMARANTHACEAE, including:


Zizeeria karsandra

Hymenia perspectalis

Spoladea recurvalis

Ostrinia furnacalis

Arcola malloi

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(updated 19 September 2012, 11 March 2017)