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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium erosum

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 407 (1810).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Erect annual to 1.5 m high; leaves papery; lamina triangular to ovate, 3-15 cm long, 1.5-10 cm wide, acuminate, base somewhat truncate, margin deeply incised, lower surface sparsely mealy; petiole one-third to half of the length of the lamina.

Inflorescence of compact terminal and axillary pedunculate cymes, becoming open with age; flowers bisexual and female; perianth-segments 5, obovate, shortly united at the base, sparsely mealy when young; stamens 5, glabrous, disk absent.

Pericarp membranous, dull, adherent; seed horizontal, lenticular, c. 1.5 mm diam., rounded on the margin; testa black, glossy, deeply sculptured with radial striations; seed eventually falling free from the perianth.

Distribution:  Occurs in damp disturbed areas such as margins of forests and river banks.

S.Aust.: YP, KI.   Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   New Zealand.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Feb. (1 record).


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