Greek rhagodes — berry-like, referring to the characteristic fruit.
Erect, prostrate or trailing herbs or small shrubs. Leaves alternate or more or less opposite. Flowers mostly unisexual, stalkless in small terminal or axillary clusters. Perianth 5-parted; stamens mostly 5. Styles 2. Fruit small slightly compressed berries.
11 species endemic to Australia.
Source: (1997). Chenopodiaceae. In: . 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.