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Taxon: Chenopodiastrum murale (L.) S. Fuentes et al.

Genus: Chenopodiastrum
Family: Chenopodiaceae subfamily: Chenopodioideae tribe: Chenopodieae. Also placed in: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 466031
Place of publication: Willdenowia 42:14. 2012
Name verified on: 30-Nov-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Australian-spinach   (Source: Cornucopia [as Chenopodium murale]) – English
  • nettle-leaf fat-hen   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names [as Chenopodium murale]) – English
  • nettle-leaf goosefoot   (Source: World Econ Pl [as Chenopodium murale]) – English
  • saltgreen   (Source: Cornucopia [as Chenopodium murale]) – English
  • sowbane   (Source: Cornucopia [as Chenopodium murale]) – English
  • ābu 'effein   (Source: F Egypt [as Chenopodium murale]) – Arabic
  • zarbeeh   (Source: Ill L Qatar [as Chenopodium murale]) – Arabic
  • Mauer-Gänsefuß   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Chenopodium murale]) – German
  • gatmålla   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn [as Chenopodium murale]) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases   (fide WorldWeeds 181. 1997, as Chenopodium murale)
  • Harmful organism host: crop pests   (fide WorldWeeds 181. 1997, as Chenopodium murale)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Kuwait Pl, as Chenopodium murale)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968, as Chenopodium murale)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Sweden [s.]; United Kingdom [s.]
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

  • widely naturalized elsewhere


  • Fuentes-Bazan, S. et al. 2012. A novel phylogeny-based generic classification for Chenopodium sensu lato, and a tribal rearrangement of Chenopodioideae (Chenopodiaceae). Willdenowia 42:5–24.


Check other web resources for Chenopodiastrum murale (L.) S. Fuentes et al.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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