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Kochia /ˈkkiə/[1] is a synonym of the genus Bassia, that belongs to the subfamily Camphorosmoideae of family Amaranthaceae.[2] (For Kochia scoparia, see Bassia scoparia).

Two American species traditionally included in Kochia are now in genus Neokochia: Neokochia americana and Neokochia californica. (Further information on the Camphorosmoideae page)


  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. ^ Gudrun Kadereit & Helmut Freitag: Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for biogeography, evolution of C4-photosynthesis and taxonomy, In: Taxon, Volume 60 (1), 2011, p. 51-78.