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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium truncatum

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 4:177 (1983).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Prostrate to ascending annual branching from the base, aromatic; stems pilosulose with slender and sessile to shortly stipitate gland-tipped hairs; leaves elliptic, obtuse, entire to slightly undulate, glandular-puberulent all over and pilosulose below a. long the veins; lamina c. 10 mm long; petiole slender, c. 5 mm long.

Flowers in compact axillary clusters; perianth-segments 5, erect, united to near the apex; stamen 0 or 1.

Fruiting perianth cartilaginous, white or black, in side view very broadly triangular, flat above (or the lobes ascending), c. 2 mm wide; perianth-segments firmly united to the apex, toothed or lacerate on the margins, not rostrate; pericarp membranous, adherent; seed erect, lenticular, c. 0.7 mm diam.

Distribution:  Usually in deep red sand.

  Qld (south-west section); N.S.W. (western section).

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: July — Aug.


SA Distribution Map based
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State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

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