Chenopodium desertorum subsp. desertorum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Domed or erect subshrub to c. 40 cm high. Stems and leaves densely covered when young with glistening, whitish, curled-linear, branched and globose hairs; leaves petiolate, deltoid to broadly obovate, 3–15 mm long. Inflorescences mostly exceeding terminal leaves; tepals covered on outer surface with hairs like those on foliage. Seed virtually smooth, c. 1.5 mm diam. Flowers Sep.–Apr.

CVU, GGr, LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, VAlp, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria largely confined to the far north-west (Hattah and Wyperfeld National Parks, Annuello etc.) where occurring mainly on sand-ridges and apparently not common.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-04
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Chenopodium desertorum subsp. desertorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Chenopodium desertorum subsp. desertorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Victorian Alps present native