Chenopodium pusillum (Hook. f.)
New Zealand: North Island; Canterbury, Marlborough / South Island
Small Fathen - New Zealand (English)
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.)).