Seeds of South Australia
Chenopodium curvispicatum (Chenopodiaceae)
White Goosefoot
List of species for Chenopodium
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Seed collecting:
March to October
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
IBRA regions
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Near Threatened   [edge of range, MDB sp]
Broughton (FLB02)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern   [hardy]
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Least Concern   [hardy]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern   [likes mallee]
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern   [likes mallee]
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Least Concern   [hardy]
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i))   [edge of range]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Least Concern   [hardy]
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Near Threatened
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Near Threatened
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Near Threatened
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Least Concern   [likes mallee]
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05) 
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Least Concern
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)Nullarbor
 Near Threatened
Yalata (NUL03) 
 Least Concern
Barrier Range (BHC01)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern   [hardy]
Bimbowrie (BHC05) 
 Least Concern   [hardy]
Oodnadatta (STP02)Stony Plains
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Witjira (STP06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Lake Pure (CHC07)Channel Country
 Near Threatened
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
IBRA regions
Fleurieu (KAN02)KanmantooNear Threatened
  [edge of range, MDB sp]
4 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
3 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
4 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Rare
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
7 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
3 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
2 of 3 subregionsNullarborLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
2 of 4 subregionsBroken Hill ComplexLeast Concern
2 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsRare
Lake Pure (CHC07)Channel CountryNear Threatened
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central RangesRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Chenopodium]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Name derivation:
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.
Not recorded in Kangaroo Island, South East or North East of South Australia. 
Plant description:
Shrub to ~1m high, branches tending to droop. Leaves rounded triangular shape, opposite (or sub-opposite) and densely mealy with white vesicular hairs. Drooping inflorescence 2-5 cm long.
Fruit type:
Red succulent fruits, orange when dried.
Seed type:
Lenticular seed with black reticulate testa.
Embryo type:
Seed collecting:
Collect red fruits, check that they contain black viable seeds.
Seed cleaning:
Spread fruits out to dry, then remove twigs and other plant material. 
Seed viability:
Generally high for this species.
Seed germination: