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Chenopodium curvispicatum Paul G.Wilson
Family Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium curvispicatum Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Rhagodia gaudichaudiana APNI*

Description: Weak spreading shrub to c. 1 m high.

Leaves opposite or subopposite, triangular to hastate, 1–15 mm long, densely covered with vesicular hairs; petiole c. 10 mm long.

Inflorescence drooping, paniculate, to c. 5 cm long. Flowers female, male or bisexual, c. 5 mm diam.; male or bisexual flowers terminal on branches, female flowers lateral on branches. Perianth segments 5, free almost to base, the outside covered with vesicular hairs, the inside glabrous. Stamens 5 or 0. Ovary globose, style short, stigmas paired, papillose; rudimentary gynoecium minute in male flowers.

Fruit a berry, red, the perianth opening out when fruit mature. Seed c. 1.5 mm diam., surface with a reticulate pattern, black.

Photo A.O. Orme

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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