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Chenopodium pumilio

Basic information
Scientific name Chenopodium pumilio

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Common names Tasmanian goosefoot, Green crumbweed
Higher taxon Chenopodiaceae, Caryophyllales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Australia
Habitat Farm area, vacancy, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Recorded in Honshu Is. since 1933. The first record in Hokkaido was in 1978.
Route Accidental introduction (with some vector).
Impact Competition with native plants and crops. Having specific smell. Toxic to domestic animals. Nematode parasite (Globodera rostochiensis)
Affected organism: Native plants, crops, domestic animals, etc.
Regulation in Japan Import of genus Chenopodium to Japan from the following regions is prohibited by the Plant Protection Act (Potential host of a nematode Globodera rostochiensis):
Almost C Asia, Europe, and C Amrica, India, Israel, Azarbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Argeria, Australia, N Ameirca, Argentine, Peru, and Bolivia
Introduced range in other countries Africa, S America, Pacific Islands, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1982) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [II]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • The Plant Protection Act. (in Jpn)
  • etc.