Dysphania schraderiana (Schult.) Mosyakin & Clemants

First published in Ukrayins'k. Bot. Zhurn. 59: 383 (2002)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Eritrea to S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan. It is an annual and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual up to 1 m or more tall, erect, usually unbranched, glandular and strongly aromatic
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly 1–5(–8) x 0.5–3(–5) cm, ± obtuse at the apex, pinnately divided into 3–5 obtuse, usually entire lobes at each side
Morphology General Glands
Glands on lower side of leaves sessile, not accompanied by hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary cymes, 0.5–1 mm in diam.; perianth-segments 5, each with a toothed keel on the back, glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.7–0.8 mm in diam., black with blunt margin; testa very minutely pitted.
Distribution
N2 Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and southwards to the Cape, rarely introduced elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1400 m.
Note
First verified record for Somalia (near Moon).
[FSOM]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Annual up to 1–1.3 m. high, upright; main stem simple or with few rarely many lateral branches, especially near base; plant green, sometimes red-tinged, shortly glandular and pubescent all over, strongly aromatic.
Morphology Leaves
Lower and median leaves elliptic to oblong in outline, mostly 1–5 (–8) cm. long and 0.5–3 (–5) cm. wide, mostly obtuse at apex, pinnately divided throughout each side into 3–5 narrow blunt lobes which are entire or with a few blunt teeth and all extend usually to within 2–3 mm. of midrib, glands between veins on lower surface of leaf all sessile (use x 20 lens), not accompanied by hairs; upper leaves progressively smaller and less divided.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence as in C. procerum (p. 11) but often tending to be smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish or red-tinged, minute, 0.5–1 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, each with a prominent toothed keel outside from near apex to near base, glandular outside, glands all sessile (use x 20 lens).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pericarp easily rubbed or scraped off seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (Fig. 2/7, p. 3) black or nearly so, somewhat glossy, 0.7–0.8 mm. in diameter, bluntly and not prominently keeled; testa under microscope with very minute shallow contiguous rounded or angular pits.
Habitat
A locally common weed of cultivated areas and waste places; 1220–2290 m.
Distribution
from the A.-E. Sudan, Ethiopia and Somaliland southwards through eastern Africa to the Cape and Angolararely adventive in Europerecorded from other parts of the Old and New Worlds, but apparently in error K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T7 U1 U2 U4
[FTEA]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Annual 0.1–1.5 m. high, upright; main stem simple or with few, rarely many lateral branches, especially near base; plant green; sometimes red, shortly glandular and pubescent all over, strongly aromatic.
Morphology Leaves
Inferior and median leaves elliptic to oblong in outline, mostly 1–5 (8) × 0.5–3 (5) cm., mostly obtuse at apex, pinnately divided throughout each side into 3–5 narrow blunt lobes extending usually to within 1–3 mm. of midrib; lobes entire or with a few blunt teeth; glands between veins on inferior surfaces of leaf all sessile (seen under × 20 lens), not accompanied by hairs; superior leaves progressively smaller and less divided.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences composed of dichotomously branched axillary cymes which are usually aggregated into more or less leafy or leafless continuous cylindrical inflorescences 1.5–6 cm. wide and up to about 60 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish or red-tinged, minute, 0.5–1 mm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 5, each with a prominent toothed keel outside from near apex to near base, glandular outside; glands all sessile (use × 20 lens).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Pericarp easily rubbed or scraped off seed. Seeds black or nearly so, somewhat glossy, 0.7–0.8 mm. in diam., bluntly and not prominently keeled; testa (seen under microscope) with very minute shallow contiguous rounded or angular pits.
[FZ]

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