Grayia (Amaranthaceae)

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Grayia spinosa


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Chenopodieae (incl. Atripliceae)
Genus: Grayia

Species (4): G. arizonica – G. brandegeei – G. plummeri – G. spinosa

Names in synonymy: G. polygaloides



Grayia Hook. & Arn., Bot. Beechey Voy. 387. (1840)




Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Northwestern U.S.A.
      • Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington State, Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

English: Hop Sages
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