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Taxon: Oxybasis rubra (L.) S. Fuentes et al.

Genus: Oxybasis
Family: Chenopodiaceae subfamily: Chenopodioideae tribe: Chenopodieae. Also placed in: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 466036
Place of publication: Willdenowia 42:15. 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:

  • alkali-blite   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – English
  • coast-blite   (Source: F NE US [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – English
  • red goosefoot   (Source: World Econ Pl [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – English
  • red-pigweed   (Source: F NAmer [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – English
  • hong ye li   (Source: F ChinaEng [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – Transcribed Chinese
  • roter Gänsefuß   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – German
  • rödmålla   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn [as Chenopodium rubrum]) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968, as Chenopodium rubrum)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Lebanon; Syria
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu [n.], Heilongjiang [w.], Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Xinjiang
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland [s.]; Ireland; Sweden [s.]; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [n.]; Italy; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut [w.], Massachusetts [e.], Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York [e.], Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas [c.], Minnesota [e.], Missouri [w.], Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado [e.], Idaho, Montana [s.-c.], Oregon, Washington, Wyoming [e.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

  • 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.


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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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