Chenopodium leptophyllum

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Chenopodium leptophyllum (front center, together with Chenopodium album)


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG III

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

Familia: Amaranthaceae
Subfamilia: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Atripliceae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Chenopodium leptophyllum

Varietates: C. l. var. leptophyllum – C. l. var. oblongifolium


Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S.Watson (1874)


  • Homotypic
  • Chenopodium album var. leptophyllum Moq. (1849) - basionym
  • Botrys leptophylla (Moq.) Nieuwl. (1914)
  • Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) B.D.Jacks. (1893) - isonym


  • Watson, S. 1874. A revision of the North American Chenopodiaceae. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 9: 94–95.
  • Moquin-Tandon, A. 1849. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 13(2): 71.
  • Nieuwland, J.A. 1914. American Midland Naturalist 3(9): 275.
  • Jackson, B.D. 1893. Index Kewensis 1: 513.

Additional References[edit]

  • Clemants, S.E. & Mosyakin, S.L. 'eFloras 2008. Chenopodium leptophyllum in Flora of North America. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • Benet-Pierce, N. & Simpson, M.G. 2014. The taxonomy of Chenopodium desiccatum and C. nitens, sp. nov. - Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 141(2): 161-172. pdf (accepting var. oblongifolium)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: narrowleaf goosefoot, slim-leaf lamb's-quarters
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