Common name: Purple Goosefoot
Scleroblitum atriplicinum (F.Muell.) Ulbr. APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium atriplicinum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or decumbent annual, or occasionally short-lived perennial, herb to c. 15 cm high.
Leaves spathulate, elliptic to almost rhombic, to c. 6 cm long, acute, with 0, 1 or 2 lateral teeth; cauline leaves subsessile.
Terminal flowers of axillary clusters bisexual, the others female. Perianth segments elliptic, c. 2.5 mm long.
Seed c. 0.5 mm long, fused to pericarp.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread colonizing species of the inland.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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