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Common name: Fishweed
Einadia trigonos (Schult.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium trigonon Roem. & Schult. APNI*
Chenopodium triangulare R.Br. APNI*
Description: Perennial with prostrate or twining branches.
Leaves alternate, broad-triangular, hastate, to 5 cm long; long-petiolate.
Inflorescence spike-like or reduced to axillary clusters. bisexual; stamens 1 or 2.
Fruit with a loose pericarp, dry at maturity.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Perianth segments narrow with a narrow base, exposing most of the fruit||subsp. stellulata|
|Perianth segments broad, not or only slightly narrowed at base, covering most of the fruit||2|
|2||Perianth segments with a few scattered vesicular hairs, mainly in the lower third and along the margins||subsp. trigonos|
|Perianth segments with vesicular hairs scattered over the back|
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