Chenopodium schraderianum Schultz.

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Chenopodium schraderianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Chenopodium schraderianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Chenopodium schraderianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Chenopodium foetidum Schrad.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, aromatic annual herb up to 1.5 m high. Stem simple or branched near the base, green or sometimes reddish, shoertly glandular and pubescent. Leaves elliptic-oblong in outline, 1-8 cm long, pinnately divided with 3-5 deep and narrow lobes each side; leaves smaller and less lobed towards the top; margin of lobes entire or with few blunt teeth. Inflorescences in axillary branched clusters often together forming long, leafy or leafless continuous inflorescence up to 60 cm long. Flowers minute, greenish or red tinged, up to 1 mm in diameter, glandular outside.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schraderianum: named after Heinrich Adolf Schrader (1767-1836), German botanist, mycologist, author and Director of the Göttingen Botanic Garden.
Habitat: Grasslands at higher altitudes, often as a weed of cultivated and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread In eastern Africa from Sudan to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 16 March 2014
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 141 - 143. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

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

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 24. (Includes a picture).


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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 schraderianum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122020, retrieved 1 October 2016

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