Common name: Stinking Goosefoot
Chenopodium vulvaria L. APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium olidum APNI*
Description: Spreading to decumbent annual with a strong odour (trimethylamine) similar to decaying fish.
Leaves ovate to broad-ovate; lamina 1–2 cm long, entire, mealy with vesicular hairs on the lower surface and scattered hairs on the upper surface; petiole about half as long as lamina.
Inflorescence of dense terminal and axillary paniculate clusters. Flowers bisexual (terminal) and female (lateral), 1–2 mm diam., shortly 5-lobed. Stamens 5 or 0.
Seed horizontal, lenticular, 1–2 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *CT, *ST, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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