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Encyclopedia > Kañiwa
Kañiwa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: pallidicaule
Binomial name
Chenopodium pallidicaule
Aellen

Kañiwa is a species of goosefoot, similar in character and uses to the closely related to quinoa. It has important beneficial characteristics including tolerance of high mountain conditions and the grain's high protein content and lack of the saponins which complicate quinoa use, but its domestication is not complete and non-uniformity of grain ripening is a limitation. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families Achatocarpaceae Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold family) Amaranthaceae (amaranth family) Ancistrocladaceae Asteropeiaceae Barbeuiaceae Basellaceae (basella family) Cactaceae (cactus family) Caryophyllaceae (carnation family) Dioncophyllaceae Droseraceae (sundew family) Drosophyllaceae Frankeniaceae Molluginaceae (carpetweed family) Nepenthaceae Nyctaginaceae (four-oclock family) Physenaceae Phytolaccaceae (pokeweed family) Plumbaginaceae (plumbago family) Polygonaceae (buckwheat family) Portulacaceae (purslane family) Rhabdodendraceae... Genera See text The family Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, is a taxon of dicotyledon flowering plants included among the Caryophyllales and containing about 65 genera and 900 species. ... Species See text Chenopodium is a genus of plant in the family Amaranthaceae, known generically as the Goosefoots. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... Species See text Chenopodium is a genus of plant in the family Amaranthaceae, known generically as the Goosefoots. ... Binomial name Chenopodium quinoa Willd. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Saponins are a class of glucosides found in plants. ... Domesticated animals, plants, and other organisms are those whose collective behavior, life cycle, or physiology has been altered as a result of their breeding and living conditions being under human control for multiple generations. ...


External links

  • Andean Grains and Legumes (http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/1492/grains.html#Canihua)

 
 

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