Scientific Name:
Chenopodium allanii Aellen, Candollea 8: 7 (1939)
  • Einadia allanii (Aellen) Paul G.Wilson, Nuytsia 4: 210 (1983)

Procumbent, decumbent or ascending and straggling perennial herb, farinose at least when young;  stems slender, becoming rather thick and woody at base. Petiole  c. 5–(20) mm long, filiform.  Lamina 2–12–(25) × 2–10–(15) mm, usually broad-elliptic to orbicular, less often oblong-ovate, thin, entire, rounded; apex often mucronulate, sometimes emarginate, occasionally acute.  Fls in very slender axillary and terminal spikes;  spikes 0.3–6–(10) cm long; glomerules few-flowered, distant, sometimes 0 in lower part of spike.  Perianth segments connate at base, triangular to broad-ovate, investing fr.;  margin membranous.  Stamens 2–3.  Seed usually horizontal, rarely vertical, 1–1.5 mm diam., lenticular, flattened;  pericarp fairly easily removed, thin and not succulent or red.  Testa glossy black, faintly striated.  

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4. as Einadia allanii (Aellen) Paul G.Wilson]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Nov.–Mar.

Aellen, P. 1939: Klarstellung von Chenopodium triandrum Forster und einigen australischen Chenopodien. Candollea 8: 5–11.
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [as Einadia allanii (Aellen) Paul G.Wilson] [Naturally uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Naturally Uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [as Einadia allanii (Aellen) Paul G.Wilson] [Naturally Uncommon]
Fuentes-Bazan, S.; Uotila, P.; Borsch, T. 2012: A novel phylogeny-based generic classification for Chenopodium sensu lato, and a tribal rearrangement of Chenopodioideae (Chenopodiaceae). Willdenowia 42: 5–24.
Wilson, P.G. 1983: A taxonomic revision of the tribe Chenopodieae (Chenopodiaceae) in Australia. Nuytsia 4: 135–262.