|definition||Distribution: Species within the Amaranthaceae family are distributed world-wide in
tropical and warm temperate regions . This family currently consists of c. 70 genera
and c. 1000 species. In Australia specifically there are 18 genera with c. 200 species;
c. 160 of these are endemic, 10 native and 27 introduced.
Description: Species within this family are ephemeral, annual, biennial or perennial herbs, shrubs and rarely climbing shrubs.
For more details regarding the description of species within this family please see: https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Amaranthaceae
Pollen Morphology: The pollen produced by the species in this family are spherical and between 15-25um in diameter. There are many pores (>15, panto-porate) that are small (1.5-2.5um) and are scattered all over the pollen grain. The surface texture of the pollen varies between species, with some being slightly granular (scabrate) and others have a smooth or very fine mesh surface texture.