Chenopodium parabolicum

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Chenopodium parabolicum
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Chenopodium parabolicum (left plant)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Atripliceae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: C. parabolicum
Binomial name
Chenopodium parabolicum
(R.Br. ) S.Fuentes & Borsch

Rhagodia parabolica R.Br.

Chenopodium parabolicum[1] (Syn. Rhagodia parabolica), commonly known as fragrant saltbush or mealy saltbush, is a shrub in the family Amaranthaceae. The species is native to Australia.

The species was formally described in 1810 in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae by botanist Robert Brown.[2] In 2012, after phylogenetical research, it was reclassified as a species of Chenopodium, and assigned the name Chenopodium parabolicum (R.Br.) S.Fuentes & Borsch.[1]

The species occurs in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.[3]


  1. ^ a b Susy Fuentes-Bazan, Guilhem Mansion, Thomas Borsch: Towards a species level tree of the globally diverse genus Chenopodium (Chenopodiaceae). In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Vol. 62, No. 1, 2012, ISSN 1055-7903, p. 372, DOI:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.006
  2. ^ "Rhagodia parabolica". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Jacobs S.W.L. "Rhagodia parabolica R.Br.". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 13 April 2012.