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Chenopodium ficifolium   (Fig-leaved Goosefoot)


Chenopodium ficifolium  (AMARANTHACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Nov-2007 (taxon update: none)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Chenopodium ficifolium - datasheet created on Nov-2007. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 06-Feb-2023

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Chenopodium ficifoliumSmith
Published in Fl. Brit. 1: 276 (1800)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Anserina ficifolia (Sm.) Friche-Joset & Montandon
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Amaranthaceae Juss. (The Amaranth Family)
42 species from the Amaranthaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Fig-leaved Goosefoot

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Casual or accidental alien. Species that was introduced in Malta rather recently and normally it is short-lived or resticted to small populations for a short time, without becoming widespread or invasive.

Frequency :

Data not available - casual or short-lived in the wild from accidental garden or agriculture escape

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

May – July

Colour of Flowers:

Inconspicuous

Toxicity:

Mildy toxic, can cause adverse conditions if consumed in large quantities

Name Derivation :

Chenopodium:
ficifolium:

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Wasteground and disturbed agricultural areas
Botanical Description: Annual 30-90 cm, usually erect, more or less farinose, green. Leaves up to c. 7 x 4 cm, lanceolate to linear-oblong, usually with a single, prominent, divergent lobe on either side near the base; middle lobe oblong, more or less parallel-sided, slightly lobed to subentire. Inflorescence much-branched; branches usually slender. Sepals 5, keeled. Seeds 1-1.15 mm in diameter, obtusely keeled; testa with close, radially elongate pits.
Chromosome number: 2n=18
Distributional range: S. & C. Europe, extending to England

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Austria and Liechtenstein, Belgium, Britain (excl. Northern Ireland and Channel islands), Bulgaria, Czeck Republic and Slovakia, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Germany, Greece, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Hungary, Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Poland, Romania, Russia and former USSR, Turkey (European part), Introduced in  Denmark, Russia and former USSR, Sweden
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Au(A L) Be(B) BH Br Bu By Cs Ct Eg Ga(C F) Ge Gr He Ho Hs(S) Hu It La Lu Mk Mo Rf(C E K) Rm ?Sa ?Si(S) Sk Sl Sr Tu(E) Uk(K U) [aAg Au(A) nDa aEs aFe aHb(E N) nIJ nIr aLa Lt aNo nPo Si(M) nSu]

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