Dysphania cristata

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Dysphania cristata


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: Dysphanieae
Genus: Dysphania
Sectio: Dysphania sect. Dysphania
Subsectio: Dysphania subsect. Orthospora
Species: Dysphania cristata



Dysphania cristata (F.Muell.) Mosyakin & Clemants, Ukrayins'k. Bot. Zhurn. 59(4): 382. (2002)


  • Basionym
  • Blitum cristatum F.Muell., Trans. Phil. Inst. Vict. 2: 73. (1858)
    • Lectotype (designated by Wilson, P.G. 1983, Nuytsia 4(2): 176.): Australia: "Raro in planitiis sterilioribus subsalsis prope montis Flindersianos, Oct. 1851, F.Mueller. MEL: MEL19998. Isolectotype: PERTH.
  • Homotypic
  • Chenopodium cristatum (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Fragm. (Mueller) 7(50): 11. (1869)
  • Neobotrydium cristatum (F.Muell.) M.L.Zhang & G.L.Chu, Pl. Diversity 38(6): 327. (2016)
  • Neobotrydium cristatum (F.Muell.) G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 73. (2017), isonym


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria

naturalized elsewhere

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



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Vernacular names

English: Crested Goosefoot, Crested Crumbweed
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