Chenopodium giganteum

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Chenopodium giganteum

Diagnosis

- Similar to Chenopodium album (15) but up to 2 m, and young parts of the plant usually covered with purple vesicular hairs (may fade in dry material). Leaf-blades (when fully developed) broadly triangular, often wider than long, up to 16 x 18 cm, dentate; apex and base rounded; teeth fairly equal in size. Inflorescence usually spike-like; glomerules fairly small. - Flowering late in autumn or not at all; seeds not formed in Norden. - [2n=54]

Distribution

Mills, tips, gardens, poultry farms, railway areas; most records fairly recent. D NJy Fredrikshavn 1963, ØJy �rhus 1975, Sjæ Kastrup 1961, København 1987, Slagelse 1964. N Ak Oslo 1969, Ho Radøy 1969. S Sk Lackalänga 1925, BhG Göteborg several records 1948-57, Srm Nacka 1932. F EH Nokia 1974, Tampere 1975, 1978 and 1980 (mill). - India; grown for ornament and locally naturalized in the Mediterranean and on the Canary Islands.

Other

( F jättisavikka. N kjempemelde. S praktmålla.

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