Blitum atriplicinum

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Blitum atriplicinum


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Anserineae
Genus: Blitum
Sectio: Blitum sect. Atriplicina
Species: Blitum atriplicinum



Blitum atriplicinum F.Muell., Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 133. (1855)

  • Lectotype (designated by Wilson in Fl. Australia 4:197. 1983): Cudnaka, 10.1850, F.Mueller. Lectotype: MEL.


  • Homotypic
    • Chenopodium atriplicinum (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Fragm. (Mueller) 7(50): 11. (1869)
    • Scleroblitum atriplicinum (F.Muell.) Ulbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2, 16c: 496. (1934)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Tropicos & Hassler 2018)
    • Amaranthus enervis (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 216. (1870)
    • Euxolus enervis F.Muell., Fragm. (Mueller) 1: 140. (1859)
    • Amaranthus tenuis Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 216. (1870)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • S-Queensland to NW-Victoria and E-South Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

English: Purple Goosefoot, Starry Goosefoot
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