Chenopodium pusillum   (Hook. f.)

Small Goosefoot
(Chenopodium pusillum)

syn. -


New Zealand: North Island; Canterbury, Marlborough / South Island

local name:

Small Fathen - New Zealand (English)

size: (?)

extinction date: after 1950

This species was distributed at the east coasts of New Zealand's North and South Island, where it was found in places without any or with only a sparsely vegetation, for example in dried out river beds.

Introduces grasses and other nonlocal plants, that prefer to grow in ruderal areas, seem to have forced out the endemic New Zealand species. The last confirmed sight was made in the 1950s.

It is nevertheless possible, that this species is identical with the Australian Clammy Goosefoot (Chenopodium pumilio (R. Br.)).