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Dysphania rhadinostachya (F.Muell.) A.J.Scott
Family Chenopodiaceae
Dysphania rhadinostachya (F.Muell.) A.J.Scott APNI*

Description: Erect to decumbent annual to c. 30 cm high, aromatic, with glandular and simple multicellular hairs.

Leaves elliptic, to c. 5 cm long, margins undulate or flat; petiolate.

Flowers in glomerules arranged in terminal and axillary spike-like inflorescences. Terminal flower of glomerule bisexual, shortly pedicellate; perianth segments 4, c. 1 mm long, fused for lower third or free, glabrous or slightly hairy (to hairy in non-N.S.W. material); stamen 1; styles 2. Lateral flowers female or bisexual, otherwise similar to terminal flowers.

Seed c. 0.5 mm diam., reddish brown, falling loosely enclosed in perianth.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows on poor soils of inland areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. W.A.
AVH map***

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

One subspecies in NSW : Dysphania rhadinostachya subsp. inflata

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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