Beetroot Family : CHENOPODIACEAE (CARYOPHYLLIDAE) in Australia
including Atriplicaceae, Blitaceae, Corispermaceae, Dysphaniaceae, Salicorniaceae, and Salsolaceae

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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Atriplex nummularia
Old-man Saltbush
Flinders Ranges, July 2009

Beta cicia
White Beet
Wyee, November 2008

Beta cicla
Swiss Chard
Burwood, August 2006

Beta vulgaris
Beetroot
Burwood, November 2008

Chenopodium album
Fathen
Concord, January 2007

Chenopodium murale
Sowbane
Morwell Park, August 1990

Einadia nutans
Climbing Saltbush
Mungo Lakes, NSW
Photos: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Einadia trigonos
Fishweed
Concord, March 2008

Enchylaena tomentosa
Ruby Saltbush
Mungo Lakes, NSW
Photos: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Kochia pyramidata
Black Bluebush
Mungo Lakes, NSW
Photos: courtesy of
Laura Levens,

Maireana astrotricha
Low Bluebush
Flinders Ranges, July 2009

Maireana trichoptera
Rosy Bluebush
Mungo Lakes, NSW
Photos: courtesy of
Laura Levens,

Salsola kali
Tumbleweed
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Sarcocornia quinqueflora
Beaded Glasswort
Pink Lakes, VIC
Photos: courtesy of
Laura Levens,

Tecticornia indica
Samphire
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Species in CHENOPODIACEAE are the favoured foodplant of some caterpillars of Australian butterflies and moths, including:


Theclinesthes serpentata

Theclinesthes sulpitius

Amata aperta

Agrotis porphyricollis

Spodoptera exigua

Hymenia perspectalis

Spoladea recurvalis

Endoxyla amphiplecta

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(updated 4 January 2013, 31 March 2015)