Common name: Queensland Bluebush
Chenopodium auricomum Lindl. APNI*
Description: Soft bluish grey shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, elliptic to hastate, to 6 cm long, to 3 cm wide; petiole c. 10 mm long.
Inflorescence paniculate, to 20 cm long though frequently much less, yellow. Flowers bisexual or female, c. 1 mm diam. Perianth segments 5, fused for half their length, hairy outside. Stamens 5.
Fruit enclosed by perianth and falling with it. Seed horizontal, dark brown or black with a very fine reticulate pattern, circular, c. 1.5 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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