Dysphania truncata (Paul G.Wilson) Mosyakin & Clemants APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium truncatum Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Prostrate to decumbent aromatic annual (or short-lived perennial?) covered with glandular and other hairs.
Leaves elliptic to rhombic, lamina c. 10 mm long; petiole almost as long as lamina.
Inflorescence of dense axillary clusters. Flowers bisexual or female, c. 2 mm across. Perianth segments 5, with a triangular keel, each with 1 or a few teeth and/or stiff hairs, the top of the keels forming a flat plane at the apex of the flower, white or black. Stamen 1 or 0.
Seed erect, c. 0.7 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990) ; as Chenopodium truncatum
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