Kochia Roth

Commemorating W. D. J. Koch, a German botanist.

Shrubs or annual herbs. Leaves alternate. Flowers solitary or in clusters, bisexual or female. Perianth segments 5, occasionally with wing or wart on the back when in fruit. Stamens 5. Stigmas 2-3.

About 90 species from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Chenopodiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Chenopodiaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.