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Dysphania glomulifera (Nees) Paul G.Wilson
Family Chenopodiaceae
Dysphania glomulifera (Nees) Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Prostrate to erect annual or short-lived perennial to c. 20 cm high, with sparse glandular hairs; widespread.

Leaves elliptic, to c. 10 mm long; petiolate.

Glomerules axillary. Terminal flower bisexual, perianth segments 3, hooded, c. 0.7 mm long; stamens 2; styles 1 or 2. Lateral flowers female; perianth segments 1 or 2, hooded; staminodes absent; styles 1 or 2.

Pericarp membranous, adhering to seed. Seed erect, 0.5 mm long, reddish brown, frequently falling with the perianth segments.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Seed obovoid. Widespread in a variety of habitatssubsp. glomulifera
Seed ellipsoid. Sandy areassubsp. eremaea

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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