Dysphania schraderiana (Schult.) Mosyakin & Clemants

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Dysphania schraderiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Dysphania schraderiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Dysphania schraderiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Chenopodium foetidum Schrad.
Chenopodium schraderianum Schultz.
Common names:
Erect, aromatic annual herb up to 1.5 m high. Stem simple or branched near the base, green or sometimes reddish, shoertly glandular and pubescent. Leaves elliptic-oblong in outline, 1-8 cm long, pinnately divided with 3-5 deep and narrow lobes each side; leaves smaller and less lobed towards the top; margin of lobes entire or with few blunt teeth. Inflorescences in axillary branched clusters often together forming long, leafy or leafless continuous inflorescence up to 60 cm long. Flowers minute, greenish or red tinged, up to 1 mm in diameter, glandular outside.
Derivation of specific name: schraderianum: named after Heinrich Adolf Schrader (1767-1836), German botanist, mycologist, author and Director of the Göttingen Botanic Garden.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread In eastern Africa from Sudan to South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SW
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 141 - 143. (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.

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

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 24. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dysphania schraderiana
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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 schraderiana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122020, retrieved 17 June 2024

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