Chenopodium carinatum R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 407. Type: (J.) v.v. [given by P.G.Wilson, Nuytsia 4 (1983) 173 as Hawkesbury R., New South Wales, R. Brown (holo: BM).].
Green Crumbweed; Keeled Goosefoot
Leaves in outline ovate to elliptic, rarely narrow-elliptic, small, mostly 0.3-3 × 0.25-2 cm., sometimes as wide as long, with 2-4 (6) usually coarse sometimes obscure entire or denticulate teeth or lobes on each margin, rarely entire or almost so; glands between veins on inferior side of leaves sessile to subsessile, not accompanied by hairs unless on veins.
Flowers greenish, minute, c. 0.4-0.75 mm. in diam., sessile or subsessile in small dense rounded axillary clusters at most of the nodes. Perianth segments normally 5, pubescent and glandular, each with a conspicuous wing-like hairy keel broadening upwards. Stamen 1.
Seeds all vertical (laterally compressed), deep red-brown, shining, 0.5-0.75 mm. in diam., bluntly or sharply keeled; testa (seen under microscope) almost smooth.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Becomes a weed of cultivation. Suspected of poisoning stock (Webb 1948).
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)