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Published In: Willdenowia 42(1): 15. 2012. (Willdenowia) Name publication detail

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3. Oxybasis chenopodioides (L.) S. Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch, Willdenowia 42(1): 15 (2012). Neotype: [Russia, Daghestan], in fontis Kislar, C. Steven (H-1037202). Oxybasis minutiflora Kar. & Kir., Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. [4]: 739 (1841). Chenopodium chenopodioides (L.) Aellen, Ostenia: 98 (1933). Blitum chenopodioides L., Mant. 2: 170 (1771). Chenopodium rubrum (auct. non L.) Zohary, Fl. Palaestina 1: 148 (1966). [Plate 203] 

Common name:

 Red Goosfoot; כף-אווז אדומה.


 Waste places, cultivated area, newly exposed ground at the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) in drought years. Upper Jordan Valley. Rare, but locally might be rather abundant. 

Area distribution:

 Irano-Turanian.. Aalien in many parts of the World.


 For detailed taxonomic comments cf. Danin & Sukhorukov in Willdenowia 39: 337 (2009).


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Annual, glabrous or nearly so, usually reddish, 15-80 cm.. Stems prostrate to erect, simple or branched, angular. Leaves up to 9 x 7 cm., long-petioled, much varying in size and shape, rhombic, ovate or triangular, more or less acute or acuminate, obscurely 3-lobed, sinuate-dentate, the uppermost often entire. Flower-clusters crowded in branched, axillary or terminal, generally leafless inflo¬rescences. Terminal flower of each glomerule with 3-5 almost free, strongly incurved segments and horizontal seeds; other flowers with 2-3 membranous tepals connate almost to top, with vertical seeds. Seeds about 1 mm. in diam., minutely pitted to nearly smooth, red, glossy. Fl. May-September. 

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