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18. Chenopodium schraderianum Schult., Syst. Veg. 6: 260. 1820; Brenan in Milne-Redhead & Turrill, Fl. Trop. E Afr., Chenop.: 12. 1954; Uotila in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 172: 58. 1997; Chaudhary, Fl. Kingd. Saudi Arabia 1: 161. 1999.

Chenopodium foetidum Schrad., Mag. Gesellsch. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 2; 72 (1808), non Lam. 1778; Iljin & Aellen in Kom., Fl. URSS 6: 47. 1936.

Aromatic annual, 5-80 cm, with short hairs and sessile glands. Stems erect, sparingly branched in middle, main axis longer than branches. Leaf blade green to yellowish green, to 8.5 cm, elliptic-ovate, pinnatifid with 3-5 broad lobes and several teeth on each side. Inflorescence elongate, not more than 5 cm wide, terminal, composed of mostly leafless dense dichasial cymes, or axillary with smaller cymes. Terminal flowers larger and flowering earlier than lateral ones. Perianth segments 5, c. 1 x 0.5 mm, elliptic to ovate, acuminate, free to base, often not contiguous at base, herbaceous with membranous margins, sometimes purple, with cristate glabrous keels, margins with sessile glands. Stamens 1-5. Stigmas 2. Pericarp free. Seeds horizontal, black, 0.6-0.8 mm, round in outline, margin rounded; testa uneven, with shallow small pits.

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

Type: Plant of unknown origin, cultivated by Schrader.

Fields. 1800-2600 m; Distribution: E Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan; locally naturalized in C and E Europe.


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