Clarification of recent combinations in the genus Dysphania (Chenopodiaceae)
SHEPHERD, K.A. AND WILSON, P.G.

In a paper commenting on the generic status of the Chenopodiaceae, Wilson (1987) noted an affinity between the representatives of Chenopodium L. subg. Ambrosia A.J.Scott and the genus Dysphania R.Br., based on the presence of both septate and glandular hairs as well as similarities in leaf shape, leaf venation, inflorescence structure and seed orientation. Mosyakin and Clemants (2002) later came to a similar conclusion and reassigned the North American representatives (both endemic and naturalised) of Chenopodium subg. Ambrosia to Dysphania.