Chenopodium desertorum subsp. microphyllum Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 4: 154 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or decumbent perennial. Stems and leaves variably covered with globose or saucer-shaped vesicular hairs; leaves petiolate, ovate to circular, 3–10 mm long, mealy below, glabrescent above. Inflorescences not or only shortly exceeding leaves; tepals covered on outer surface with globoid or saucer-shaped vesicular hairs. Seed granular, 1–1.5 mm diam. Flowers all year but mostly Oct.–Mar.

CVU, EGU, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Locally common on heavier soils of north and west Victoria, with isolated occurrences west of Melbourne (e.g. Long Forest near Bacchus Marsh, Parwan, Eynesbury, Melton and Keilor North), and in the upper Snowy River area in the east.

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. microphyllum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Chenopodium desertorum subsp. microphyllum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native