Dysphania multifida (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
  • Ukrayinsk. Bot. Zhurn.
  • Cut-leaf goosefoot, small-leaved wormseed

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dysphania multifida (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000658883. Accessed on: 06 Apr 2020'

General Information

Plants perennial (possibly annual in some parts of its range). Stems prostrate or ascending, much-branched, 1.5-7 dm, densely puberulent. Leaves nonaromatic; petiole absent or indistinguishable from blade; blade oblong to elliptic, 0.6-4.5 × 0.1-1(-2) cm, base narrowly cuneate, margins deeply and irregularly pinnatifid with narrow, linear lobes, sometimes only dentate, apex acute to obtuse, glandular-pubescent abaxially. Inflorescences: lateral glomerules 1.8-3.5 mm diam.; bracts similar to cauline leaves. Flowers: perianth segments (4-)5, connate for most of their length, urceolate, tube with distinct reticulate veins, distinct portion 0.1-0.5 mm, margins dentate, apex rounded to broadly acute, accrescent and coriaceous with age, enclosing fruit; stamens 5; stigmas (2-)3(-5). Achenes obovoid; pericarp loosely adherent, membranaceous, with many yellow glandular hairs near apex, otherwise smooth. Seeds vertical, suborbicular to ovoid, 0.8-1.3 × 0.8-1 mm; seed coat smooth.

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    Prostrate to procumbent branched herb with stems up to 0.6 m long. Leaves sessile, deeply pinnately divided with irregular, sometimes dentate lobes. Flowers sessile, fascicled in axils of leaves, numerous. Flowers green.

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    Disturbed places.

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    Native to South America.

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    Other Local Names

    Cut-leaf goosefoot, small-leaved wormseed


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).