Chenopodium quinoa Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 1301 1798. (Syn: Chenopodium album subsp. quinoa (Willd.) Kuntze; Chenopodium album var. quinoa (Willd.) Kuntze; Chenopodium album f. subspontaneum Kuntze; Chenopodium ccoyto Toro Torrico; Chenopodium ccuchi-huila Toro Torrico; Chenopodium chilense Pers. [Invalid]; Chenopodium guinoa Krock.; Chenopodium hircinum f. laciniatum (Moq.) Aellen …; Chenopodium nuttalliae Saff.; Chenopodium purpurascens var. punctulatum Moq.; Chenopodium quinoa var. laciniatum Moq. …….);
Chenopodiaceae query: This being the week of chenopodiaceae I would like to know if Chenopodium quinoa is seen anywhere in India. I did read they are researched upon in NBRI Lucknow
Your query seems to have solved my problem. In Delhi, chenopodium album is a winter weed mostly flowering between January to mid March, mostly as weed of cultivation, sometimes roadsides. We find a summer form that appears in April and continues in summer, much taller and more or less cut leaves, harder somewhat 4-angled branches. I have a feeling that this may be Chenopoium quinoa. I will upload it in this week.