Chenopodium desertorum

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Chenopodium desertorum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium
C. desertorum
Binomial name
Chenopodium desertorum
Occurrence data from the Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Chenopodium microphyllum var. desertorum J.M.Black

Chenopodium desertorum, common name frosted goosefruit,[3] is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae, indigenous to Australia where it is found in all mainland states.[2]


It was first described by John McConnell Black as Chenopodium microphyllum var. desertorum,[4] but in 1924 he redescribed it as Chenopodium desertorum.[1][2]

Several subspecies are accepted:[5]

  • Chenopodium desertorum subsp. desertorum
  • Chenopodium desertorum subsp. anidiophyllum (Aellen) Paul G.Wilson
  • Chenopodium desertorum subsp. microphyllum Paul G.Wilson
  • Chenopodium desertorum subsp. rectum Paul G.Wilson
  • Chenopodium desertorum subsp. virosum Paul G.Wilson


  1. ^ a b Black, J.M. (1924) Casuarinaceae - Euphorbiaceae. Flora of South Australia 2: 181
  2. ^ a b c d "Chenopodium desertorum". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  3. ^ "VicFlora Flora of Victoria Chenopodium desertorum". Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ Black, J.M. (1922) Additions to the Flora of South Australia. No. 20. Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 46: 566
  5. ^ "Chenopodium desertorum". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Retrieved 2018-11-22.

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