Chenopodium carinatum R. Br.

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Chenopodium carinatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Chenopodium carinatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Chenopodium carinatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Chenopodium carinatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect or prostrate annual herb, branching near the base. Stems up to 60 cm, hairy and glandular aromatic. Leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic in outline, up to 3 × 2 cm, with 2-6 large lobe-like blunt teeth; actual margin glandular, entire to sometimes finely toothed. Flowers minute, in dense rounded sessile axillary clusters, greenish, velvety and glandular.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: carinatum: keeled, having a keel-like ridge, referring to the wing-like hairy keel on each perianth segment
Habitat: A well-naturalised weed of disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 580 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Australia. Introduced as a weed in southern Africa and Europe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 March 2008
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 135 - 144. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 46.


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African Plant Database: Chenopodium carinatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Chenopodium carinatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chenopodium carinatum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chenopodium carinatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chenopodium carinatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chenopodium carinatum
Ispot Southern Africa : Chenopodium carinatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Chenopodium carinatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chenopodium carinatum
Tropicos: Chenopodium carinatum
West African Plants database: Chenopodium carinatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chenopodium carinatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121960, retrieved 24 August 2016

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