Tibetan Goosefoot
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Tibetan Goosefoot
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Tibetan Goosefoot
Botanical name: Microgynoecium tibeticum    Family: Chenopodiaceae (Cat tail family)

Tibetan Goosefoot is a small annual herb, branched from base, sometimes erect up to 8-25 cm long. Leaves are 6-12 x 5-7 mm, ovate-broadly ovate-spoon-shaped, pointed or blunt, cuneate at base, entire-3 lobed, 4-15 mm, long-stalked. Staminate flowers occur in leaf axils, perianth up to 0.8 mm long, brownish, stamens 1-4, protruding out. Pistillate flowers have perianth very small. Tibetan Goosefoot is found in the Himalayas, from Nepal to Sikkim and Tibet, at altitudes above 4000 m. Flowering: June-September.

Identification credit: Miroslav Dvorsky
Photographed near Tsokar lake, Ladakh.
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