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Chenopodium detestans Kirk
Family Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium detestans Kirk APNI*

Description: Prostrate to decumbent annual with a strong odour (trimethylamine) similar to decaying fish.

Leaves rhombic to broad-lanceolate, to 10 mm long and nearly as broad, lower surface with numerous vesicular hairs, upper surface sparsely hairy; petiole about half as long as lamina.

Inflorescence of short dense axillary clusters. Flowers mostly bisexual, c. 1 mm across. Perianth segments 5, or rarely 4, fused near the base. Stamen 1, rarely 2.

Seed horizontal, c. 1.5 mm diam., black.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *ST
AVH map***

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


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