Chenopodium pallescens


in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 15. 1916.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 289. Mentioned on page 276.

Stems erect, much-branched from shortly above base, 3–6.5 dm, glabrate or sparsely and finely farinose; branches ascending to spreading. Leaves nonaromatic; blade linear, 1-veined, 1–3.5 × 0.1–0.3 cm, somewhat fleshy, cuneate, margins entire, apex obtuse to acute, glabrate or sparsely farinose abaxially. Inflorescences glomerules in terminal and axillary panicles or cymes of spikes, 4–9 × 5–9 cm; glomerules widely spaced, maturing irregularly; bracts leaflike. Flowers: perianth segments 5, distinct nearly to base; lobes ovate, 0.9–1.1 × 0.9–1.1 mm, apex acute to rounded, carinate, slightly farinose, completely enclosing fruit; stamens 5; stigmas 2, 0.1 mm. Achenes ovoid; pericarp adherent, black, finely tuberculate. Seeds round, 1.4–1.6 mm diam., margins rounded; seed coat black, rugulate. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Fruiting early–late summer.
Habitat: Open stony or sandy wastelands
Elevation: 200-1100 m


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Ark., Ill., Ind., Kans., Mo., N.Mex., Okla., Tex.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Steven E. Clemants +  and Sergei L. Mosyakin +
Standley +
Leptophylla +
Ark. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Mo. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
200-1100 m +
Open stony or sandy wastelands +
Fruiting early–late summer. +
in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. +
Chenopodium pallescens +
Chenopodium subsect. Leptophylla +
species +