Chenopodium from the Greek chen (goose) and podion (little foot), referring to the shape of the leaves in some species, curvispicatum referring to the curved flower panicle.
Distribution and status
Not recorded in Kangaroo Island, South East or North East of South Australia. Native.
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Shrub to ~1m high, branches tending to droop. Leaves rounded diamond shaped (deltoid), opposite (or sub-opposite) and densely mealy with white vesicular hairs. Drooping inflorescence 2-5 cm long. Fruits are red succulent fruits, orange when dried. Seeds are lenticular seed with black reticulate testa. Seed embryo type is peripheral
Seed collection and propagation
Collect seeds between March and October. Collect red fruits, check that they contain black viable seeds. Spread fruits out to dry, then remove twigs and other plant material. Generally high for this species.