Checklist » Amaranthaceae » Corispermum americanum var. americanum
Last updated 12/19/2008 by David Giblin.
Corispermum americanum (Nutt.) Nutt. var. americanum[FNA4, HC2]
American bugseed

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Taxonomy follows FNA, where all members of the genus are considered native in Washington (Bentacourt et al. 1984). Formerly treated as introductions from Europe (Maihle & Blackwell 1978).


» Betancourt, J. L., A. Long, D. J. Donahue, A. J. T. Jull, and T. H. Zabel. 1984. Pre-Columbian age for North American Corispermum L. (Chenopodiaceae) confirmed by accelerator radiocarbon dating. Nature 311: 653-655.
» Maihle, N. J., and W. H. Blackwell. 1978. A synopsis of North American Corispermum (Chenopodiaceae). Sida 7: 382-391.
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