Chenopodiastrum murale (L.) S. Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch

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Synonyms: Chenopodium murale L.
Common names: Nettle-leaved goosefoot (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced.
Description:
Annual up to 90 cm, usually much-branched, with some mealy hairs on young parts. Leaves variable, usually rhombic-ovate in outline, with several coarse irregular ascending teeth. Inflorescence leafy almost to the top. Flowers greenish, minute.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: murale: belonging to or growing on walls
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Worldwide distribution: Europe and the Mediterranean to NE Tropical Africa and Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 135 - 140. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. As Chenopodium murale murale

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. under Chenopodiaceae

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

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 22. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chenopodiastrum murale.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121990, retrieved 22 June 2024

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