Dysphania R.Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or short-lived perennial herbs bearing glandular hairs and sessile glands. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence terminal and axillary. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, borne in loose cymes. Perianth segments 1-5. Stamens 1-5.

Derivation of name: from the Greek dysphanes, meaning scarcely visible, referring to the very small flowers.

Comment: Several species in the region, formerly in Chenopodium, are now placed in this genus.

Worldwide: 46 species, almost cosmopolitan

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & ClemantsB,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
procera (Hochst. ex Moq.) Mosyakin & ClemantsNN
schraderiana (Schult.) Mosyakin & ClemantsSSImage

Other sources of information about Dysphania:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dysphania
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dysphania
Flora of Malawi: Dysphania
Flora of Mozambique: Dysphania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dysphania

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dysphania
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dysphania
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dysphania
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dysphania
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dysphania
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dysphania
JSTOR Plant Science: Dysphania
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dysphania
Plants of the World Online: Dysphania
Tropicos: Dysphania
Wikipedia: Dysphania

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dysphania.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2659, retrieved 25 June 2024

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