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Electronic Flora of South Australia infraspecific Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium desertorum ssp. rectum

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 4:158 (1983).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Erect perennial to 40cm high; branches slender, straight, spreading, leaves with slender petioles; lamina broadly elliptic to broadly obovate or orbicular, 5-10 mm long, when dry often leathery and with a red margin, sparsely mealy below, glabrescent above.

Inflorescence slender, equal to the terminal leaves; flowers c. 1 mm diam., perianth sparsely to moderately mealy with small grey vesicular hairs.

Pericarp membranous to slightly succulent; seed c. 1 mm diam.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 262, as C. pseudomicrophyllum.

Distribution:  Usually found on deep sand.

S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT, EP, MU.   W.Aust.; N.T.; N.S.W.; Vic.

Flowering time: probably all months.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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