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 diamond shaped (deltoid), 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: