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Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Family (APGIII) : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 219 (1753)
Information on the genus : Chenopodium
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chenopodium ambrosioides L. var. ambrosioides
 Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants (2002)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chenopodium ambrosioides var. comosum Willk.
=Chenopodium ambrosioides var. dentatum Fenzl
=Chenopodium suffruticosum Willd. (1809)
=Chenopodium integrifolium subsp. ramosissimum Worosh. ex Just (1943)
=Chenopodium ambrosioides var. angustifolium Sieber (1849)
=Chenopodium spathulatum var. angustifolium Moq. (1849)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. anthelminticum (L.) A. Gray (1856)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L. var. ambrosioides
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect aromatic herb, usually annual, rarely a short-lived perennial, broad, very sappy leaves; stems 20-80 cm long.
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Ecology : Form of disturbed habitats; often on sand by rivers; up to 2000 m alt. (1680-2100 m in Kenya; common introduced weed). Tropical and subtropical regions; uniform and typical in Africa.
  Probably originating from Central America,.very variable in America
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.25 - 1 m. Alt: 5 - 2350 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
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Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Iles Canaries [Pitard & Proust]: 327 (1908 [1909]) 
  • Piantae Tripol. : 69 (1914).
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 181 (1932). 
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Map
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Record n°26531 modified 2007-04-16
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