Dysphania carinata (R.Br.) Mosyakin & Clemants

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Dysphania carinata

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Dysphania carinata

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Dysphania carinata

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Dysphania carinata

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Dysphania carinata

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

Dysphania carinata

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District.

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Synonyms: Chenopodium carinatum R. Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect or prostrate annual herb, branching near the base. Stems up to 60 cm, hairy and glandular aromatic. Leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic in outline, up to 3 × 2 cm, with 2-6 large lobe-like blunt teeth; actual margin glandular, entire to sometimes finely toothed. Flowers minute, in dense rounded sessile axillary clusters, greenish, velvety and glandular.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: carinatum: keeled, having a keel-like ridge, referring to the wing-like hairy keel on each perianth segment
Habitat: A well-naturalised weed of disturbed areas.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Australia. Introduced as a weed in southern Africa and Europe.
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 22 August 2016
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 135 - 144. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35. under Chenopodiaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 46.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dysphania carinata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Dysphania carinata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121960, retrieved 17 June 2024

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