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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chenopodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Ambrosi
Habit: Annual 15--100 cm. Leaf: blade 25--100 mm, generally deltate, entire to sharply toothed, glabrous, base tapered to hastate, tip acute to acuminate. Inflorescence: spheric clusters 3--10 mm diam, in unbranched terminal spikes 5--20 cm; leafy-bracted only in proximal 1/2 of inflorescence. Flower: sepals 3, subtending fruit, smooth, glabrous, +- fleshy or membranous in fruit; stamens 3. Fruit: +- 1 mm diam; wall strongly attached to seed, smooth, red to dark red or green; maturing from top to base of pl. Seed: vertical. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Note: Similar to Chenopodium foliosum.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Chenopodium californicum
Next taxon: Chenopodium capitatum var. capitatum
Citation for this treatment: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce 2017. Chenopodium capitatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19156, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.