Common name: Crested Goosefoot, Crested Crumbweed
Dysphania cristata (F.Muell.) Mosyakin & Clemants APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium cristatum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Prostrate to ascending aromatic annual covered with glandular and other hairs.
Leaves elliptic to rhombic, lamina to 15 mm long, margins entire to sinuate; petiole about half as long as lamina.
Inflorescence of dense axillary clusters. Flowers bisexual or female, c. 2 mm diam.; perianth segments 5, fused near the base, with a fimbriate vertical crest or keel broadest at the base, usually light-coloured; stamen 1 or 0.
Seed erect, c. 0.5 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990); as Chenopodium cristatum
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