Chenopodium spinescens

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Chenopodium spinescens


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: Chenopodieae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Chenopodium spinescens


Chenopodium spinescens (R.Br.) S. Fuentes & Borsch, Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 62(1): 372. (2012)


  • Basionym
    • Rhagodia spinescens R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 408. (1810)
      • Type: South Australia, Spencers Gulf (Bay XII); 1802-03-10, R. Brown no. 3042. Holotype: BM BM001015846; Isotype: K000898398.
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2018)
    • Rhagodia spinescens var. deltophylla F.Müll., Rep. Pl. Babbage's Exped. 19. (1859)
      • Type: "Lake Campbell." [given by A.J.Scott, Feddes Repert. 89 (1978) 10 as "South Australia, Lake Campbell; F. MUELLER; Jan. 1854 (K–iso.!)."]. Lectotype (designated by P.G. Wilson 1983, Nuytsia 4(2): 230): South Australia.: N.E. of Lake Gairdner, Hersch [Herschel] Babbage. 1859, J.A.F.D. Herrgott #s.n. MEL87960.
    • Rhagodia deltophylla (F.Müll.) A.J.Scott, Feddes Repert., 89(1): 10. (1978)


Native distribution areas:
Distribution map of Chenopodium spinescens
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • SE-Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: spiny saltbush, berry saltbush, thorny saltbush, hedge saltbush
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