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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chenopodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Watson
Habit: Annual 10--40 cm, branched from base. Leaf: petiole 3--4 mm, generally < 1/4 blade; blade 8--25 mm, generally < 3.5 mm wide, linear, entire, densely powdery abaxially, less so adaxially, tip +- round. Inflorescence: clusters widely spaced, in panicles. Flower: sepals (4)5, lanceolate to elliptic, partially reflexed in age, densely powdery. Fruit: 0.5--0.7 mm diam; wall loosely attached to seed, white or +- yellow, papillate or smooth. Seed: horizontal, lenticular, margin rounded; seed coat black, finely netted adaxially. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Open, gravelly soils, scrub; Elevation: 300--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoRH, c&s SN, W&I, n DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep Note: +- like Chenopodium hians.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Chenopodium incanum var. occidentale
Next taxon: Chenopodium littoreum
Citation for this treatment: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce 2017. Chenopodium leptophyllum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=19178, accessed on April 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 23, 2017.