A.J. Scott, Bot. Jb. 100:218 (1978) subsp. rhadinostachya.
Synonymy: Chenopodium rhadinostachyum F. Muell., Wing's South Sci. Rec. 2:98 (1882).
Common name: Green crumbweed.
Erect annual to 30 cm high, with a single main stem, copiously branched above the base, pilose all over with short glandular and larger simple hairs, aromatic; leaves elliptic, undulate or obtusely lobed; lamina 10-20 mm long; petiole somewhat shorter.
Inflorescence of paniculately arranged spikes composed of compact 3-7-flowered clusters; flowers bisexual and female; perianth-segments 4, erect, c. 1 mm long, hooded, united below, sometimes horizontally keeled, glabrous to hirsute, inflated in fruit; stamen 0 or 1; styles 2; pericarp dull, somewhat adherent; seed subglobular, horizontal to erect, 0.5 mm diam.; embryo semicircular, radicle superior.
Infructescence breaking up at the apex of the pedicels with the seed enclosed in the perianth.
Image source: fig. 155f-g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Williams (1984) Native plants of Queensland 2:117.
Usually found on rocky slopes in skeletal soil.
W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: Aug. — Sept.
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