Chenopodium chenopodioides

(Linnaeus) Aellen in C. Osten et al.

in C. Osten et al., Ostenia, 98. 1933

Basionyms: Blitum chenopodioides Linnaeus Mant. Pl. 2: 170. 1771
Synonyms: Chenopodium botryodes Smith Chenopodium chenopodioides var. degenianum (Aellen) Aellen Chenopodium crassifolium unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 282. Mentioned on page 276, 279.
Stems erect to prostrate, much-branched, 0.1–3.5 dm, glabrous. Leaves nonaromatic; petiole to 0.28 cm; blade deltate or narrowly deltate, 0.8–6 × 0.2–3.5 cm, base cuneate, margins entire or broadly dentate, apex acute to obtuse. Inflorescences lateral glomerules sessile on lateral branched spikes; glomerules subglobose, 3–4 mm diam.; bracts oblanceolate to linear, 0.2–1.5 cm. Flowers: perianth segments 3, connate almost to apex into 0.5–0.8 mm tube; lobes deltate, 0.1–0.5 × 0.3–0.4 mm, membranous, apex acute, flat or occasionally keeled-corniculate, glabrous, green and covering fruit at maturity; stamen 1; stigmas 2, 0.2 mm. Utricles ovoid; pericarp nonadherent, reticulate-punctate. Seeds vertical and horizontal, ovoid, 0.6–0.9 mm diam., margins rounded; seed coat black, smooth.

Phenology: Fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Borders of lakes and ponds, lake bottoms, in fields
Elevation: 100-2400 m

Distribution

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Calif., Colo., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo., South America.

Discussion

The name Chenopodium botryodes Smith was sometimes applied to C. chenopodioides because of uncertainty about the proper application and typification of the name Blitum chenopodioides Linnaeus. The recent publication by P. Uotila (2001) provides a reasonable solution by maintaining the traditional usage through neotypification of the Linnaean name.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorSteven E. Clemants + and Sergei L. Mosyakin +
Authority(Linnaeus) Aellen in C. Osten et al. +
BasionymsBlitum chenopodioides +
DistributionCalif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Wyo. + and South America. +
Elevation100-2400 m +
HabitatBorders of lakes and ponds, lake bottoms, in fields +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFruiting summer–fall. +
Publication titlein C. Osten et al., Ostenia, +
Publication year1933 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V4/V4 518.xml +
SynonymsChenopodium botryodes +, Chenopodium chenopodioides var. degenianum + and Chenopodium crassifolium +
Taxon familyChenopodiaceae +
Taxon nameChenopodium chenopodioides +
Taxon parentChenopodium sect. Pseudoblitum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +