Common name: Small Crumbweed
Dysphania pumilio (R.Br.) Mosyakin & Clemants APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium pumilio R.Br. APNI*
Chenopodium glandulosum (Moq.) F.Muell. APNI*
Chenopodium pumilio f. glandulosum (Moq.) Allen APNI*
Chenopodium pumilio var. oblongifolium J.M.Black APNI*
Blitum glandulosum Moq. APNI*
Blitum pumilio (R.Br.) Steud. APNI*
Ambrina pumilio (R.Br.) Moq. APNI*
Teloxys pumilio (R.Br.) W.A.Weber APNI*
Description: Prostrate to decumbent, aromatic annual or short-lived perennial covered with glandular and other hairs.
Leaves elliptic to ovate, lamina to c. 20 mm long, sinuate to entire; petiole about half as long as lamina.
Inflorescence of few- to many-flowered axillary clusters. Flowers bisexual or female, c. 1 mm across. Perianth segments 5, free to base, spathulate, obtuse, with a few hairs at the apex, white to grey, not inflated. Stamen 1 or 0.
Seed erect, dark brown to black, c. 0.5 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread, occurring throughout New South Wales.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. *Tas. N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by S.W.L. Jacobs, Flora of NSW 1 (1990), as Chenopodium pumilio R.Br.
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed March 2017)
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