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3. Chenopodium korshinskyi (Litv.) Minkw. in B.Fedtsch., Rastit. Turkestana. 332. 1915; Iljin & Aellen in Kom., Fl. URSS 6: 49. 1936. (Fig.3, B).

Blitum korshinskyi Trudy Bot. Muz. Imp. Akad. Nauk 7: 76. 1910; Repert. Spec. Novar. Regni Veget. 9: 557. 1911. Chenopodium korshinskyi Litv. in Trudy Bot. Muz. Imp. Akad. Nauk 7: 77. 1910; Repert. Spec. Novar. Regni Veget. 9: 557. 1911; both nomen inval., given as synonyms.

Annual, up to 20 cm. Stem ascending, thin, branches slender, ascending to spreading, often longer than the stem. Cauline leaves petiolate, petiole up to 1.5 cm, blade often broader than long, 1.5 x 2 cm, broadly triangular, hastate, subcordate to broadly cuneate at base, basal lobes often with a lobe-like teeth, middle-lobe entire. Blade of upper cauline leaves often narrower, hastate to the apex, truncate at base. Inflorescence leafy to the apex; glomerules sessile to subsessile, 2-4 mm in diameter. Perianth-lobes 4-5, herbaceous, not succulent. Seeds 0.8-1.0 x 0.7-0.8 mm, elliptic (length to width ratio 1.5-1.2), blackish brown, strongly emarginate.

Fl. & Fr. Per.: May-July.

Type: Tajikistan, Darwas, Buchara, in fissuris rupium inter Doschtak et Kergowat. 14.6.1897, S. Korshinsky (LE!).

Rocky slopes, c. 2500 m; Distribution: Pamir-Alai and Karakoram. Rocky slopes. c. 2500 m.


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