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Taxon: Blitum virgatum L.

Genus: Blitum
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Anserineae
Nomen number: 462785
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:4. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 30-Nov-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (3 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • strawberry goosefoot  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • durchblätterter Gänsefuß  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • echter Erdbeerspinat  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • bärmålla  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • qiu hua li  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq (n.), Lebanon, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Tuva, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Aga Buryat, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk]


    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Moldova, Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy (n.), Macedonia (e.), Montenegro, Romania, Serbia (e.)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Hungary, Poland


    • CHINA: China [Gansu Sheng, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu]

    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Slovakia
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Massachusetts, New York]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [North Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California, Utah]


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.)


  1. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). Note: = Chenopodium foliosum Asch.
  2. Fuentes-Bazan, S. et al. 2012. A novel phylogeny-based generic classification for Chenopodium sensu lato, and a tribal rearrangement of Chenopodioideae (Chenopodiaceae). Willdenowia 42:17.
  3. Jarvis, C. 2007. Order out of chaos: Linnean plant names and their types Note: = Chenopodium foliosum Asch.
  4. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Chenopodium foliosum Asch.

Check other web resources for Blitum virgatum L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=462785. Accessed 26 May 2020.