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Chenopodium murale L.
Family Chenopodiaceae
Common name: Nettle-leaf Goosefoot

Chenopodium murale L. APNI*

Description: Erect annual to 1.5 m high, stems often striate.

Leaves at base of plant triangular to ovate, to 8 cm long, with a petiole almost as long; leaves towards the apex of plant elliptic and almost subsessile; margins prominently erose to toothed, even on uppermost leaves.

Inflorescence paniculate, axillary and terminal. Flowers bisexual or female, 1–1.5 mm diam. Perianth segments 5, fused near base. Stamens 5 or 0. Seed horizontal, 1–1.5 mm diam., glossy, minutely pitted, shed in surrounding perianth.


Habit
Photo Tanja Lenz

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
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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