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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chenopodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chenopodium polyspermum L. var. acutifolium (Sm.) Gaudin
Habit: Annual 15--50 cm, proximal branches +- prostrate, distal erect. Leaf: blade 15--40(60) mm, elliptic to oblong or narrowly ovate, entire, red in age, glabrous or +- powdery abaxially, base tapered or round, tip acute and generally small-pointed. Inflorescence: flowers 1 or in cymes, densely arranged in axillary and terminal branched spikes, panicles. Flower: calyx lobes elliptic or obovate, +- keeled, powdery, not enclosing fruit in age, tip obtuse to round; stamens 2. Fruit: wall free from seed, +- white, smooth. Seed: horizontal, +- spheric, < 0.9 mm diam; seed coat black, minutely wrinkled, shiny; margin rounded. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Sandy soils; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, SNE; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, eastern United States; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Chenopodium nevadense
Next taxon: Chenopodium pratericola
Citation for this treatment: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce 2016. Chenopodium polyspermum var. acutifolium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=56448, accessed on August 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 30, 2016.