Chenopodium murale L.


Sp. Pl. 219 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect, sometimes fetid annual to c. 1 m high. Leaves petiolate, deltoid, ovate or broadly trullate, 1–8 cm long, 0.5–5 cm wide, margins irregularly toothed or shallowly lobed, each tooth or lobe terminated by a slightly incurved point, mealy when young but usually becoming glabrous. Flowers bisexual and female, densely clustered or rather loosely arranged in axillary and terminal panicles; tepals 5, slightly mealy, united below midway; stamens 5; pericarp membranous, persistent. Seed horizontal, blackish, 1–1.5 mm diam., acute around equator, falling with perianth attached. Flowers mostly Sep.–May.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Naturalized all States, widely throughout world. Native to Europe, Asia. Chiefly a weed of disturbed subsaline and low-rainfall areas, apparently uncommon in the far east of the State. .

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.
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Chenopodium
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Chenopodium murale in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Chenopodium murale in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present introduced
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced