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.[2]

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


Most of the species are distributed in Africa, Australia, and North America, with some others spread out worldwide.[3]


Traditional taxonomy of Atripliceae based on morphological features has been controversial.[2][3] 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 Atriplex clade, which is highly diverse and found around the world.[3]


  1. ^ Fuentes-Bazan, Susy; Uotila, Pertti; Borsch, Thomas (2012). "A novel phylogeny-based generic classification for Chenopodium sensu lato, and a tribal rearrangement of Chenopodioideae (Chenopodiaceae)". Willdenowia. 42 (1): 5–24. doi:10.3372/wi.42.42101. ISSN 0511-9618.
  2. ^ a b "Molecular phylogeny of Atripliceae (Chenopodioideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for systematics, biogeography, flower and fruit evolution, and the origin of C4 photosynthesis". Retrieved 2015-12-30.
  3. ^ a b c Flores, Hilda; Davis, Jerrold I. (2001). "A Cladistic Analysis of Atripliceae (Chenopodiaceae) Based on Morphological Data". Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 128 (3): 297. doi:10.2307/3088719. JSTOR 3088719.