L., Sp. Pl. 220 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Stinking goosefoot.
Spreading annual, branching from the base, with a strong fish-like smell; leaves: lamina, ovate to broadly ovate or trullate, 1-2 cm long, entire, subglabrous above, mealy below; petiole slender, about half the length of the lamina.
Inflorescence of dense clusters of flowers forming compact axillary and terminal panicles 1-2 cm long; flowers bisexual and female; perianth subglobular, shortly 5-lobed, enlarging with and enveloping the fruit, densely mealy; stamens 5, glabrous, united into a cup-shaped disk at the base.
Pericarp membranous, papillose, somewhat adherent; seed horizontal, lenticular, with an obvious keel, 1-2 mm diam.; testa radially lineate.
Ross-Craig (1968) Drawings Brit. Pl. 25:t. 14.
In Australia a weed of agriculture.
S.Aust.: SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic. native to the Northern Hemisphere.
Flowering time: March (1 record).
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