Chenopodium desertorum subsp. rectum Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 4: 158 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect, sometimes spinescent shrub to c. 40 cm high. Stems and leaves rather sparsely covered with globose or saucer-shaped vesicular hairs; leaves petiolate, broadly ovate to obovate, 3–12 mm long. Inflorescence usually exceeding upper leaves, its axis often persisting after fruit-fall; tepals mealy, at least near margins; pericarp membranous to slightly succulent. Seed c. 1 mm diam. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

LoM, MuM, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. Recorded from a few sites in northwest Victoria (e.g. Nandaly, Hattah, Werrimull, Tempy areas) where occurring in mallee scrub on sand or slightly heavier soils where it can be locally 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. rectum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Chenopodium desertorum subsp. rectum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Robinvale Plains present native