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che·no·po·di·um

(kē'nō-pō'dē-ŭm),
The dried ripe fruit of Chenopodium ambrosoides (family Chenopodiaceae), American wormwood, from which a volatile oil is distilled and formerly used as an anthelmintic.
Synonym(s): Jesuits' tea, Mexican tea, wormseed (2)
[G. chēn, goose, + pous (pod-), foot]
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Jesuits,

Catholic religious order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in 1540.
Jesuit tea - tea used by Indians for centuries; first cultivated by the Jesuits in their Paraguayan missions. Synonym(s): chenopodium
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are likely to occur sympatrically where their host plants (chenopods and bushy asters, respectively) coexist on silty flats, fallow fields, or Chihuahuan Desert scrub.
Charley and McGarity (1964) found accumulation of nitrate (N[O.sub.3]) in the intergrove soils of chenopod pattern ground, which may due to redistribution of N[O.sub.3] from the intergrove and/or due to the deposition of solutes or dry matter over time.
Reduction in eucalypt forests in lieu of chenopods over broad-scale regions, for example, may reduce moisture interactions between vegetation cover and the atmosphere and consequently decrease the effectiveness of rainfall in the inland.
Shrub-steppe, grassland and stable dune habitats defined the highland regions of the study area, while the lowlands were composed primarily of greasewood, chenopod and pickleweed habitats.
Garcia LV, Maranon T, Ojeda F, Clemente L and Redondo R (2002) Seagull influence on soil properties, chenopod shrub distribution, and leaf nutrient status in semi-arid Mediterranean islands.
With a greater preponderance of streams, the vegetation also changes from grassland and chenopod shrubland to more widespread open woodland (Porteners 1993).
Eventually, aided by a Geographical Information System (GIS) analysis of mapped water points, aerial photography, property maps and discussions with local experts, the team selected eight study gradients across the chenopod and acacia shrublands of central and southern Australia.
Foods high in niacin include mustard seeds, chenopod seeds, and rabbit.
Noble IR (1977) Long-term biomass dynamics in an arid chenopod shrub community at Koonamore, South Australia.
Garcia LV, Maranon T, Ojeda F, Clemente L, Redondo R (2002) Seagull influence on soil properties, chenopod shrub distribution, and leaf nutrient status in semi-arid Mediterranean islands.
In Atriplex canescens, a woody, wind-pollinated, chenopod shrub, more than 20,000 pollen grains are produced per flower (Freeman et al., 1993), and stigmas receiving a minimum of 32 pollen grains set fruit 80% of the time (80% fruit set is the maximum observed in this species, and there is a single ovule/seed in each fruit; McArthur et al., 1978).
Slightly saline soils support abundant clumps of the chenopod Krascheninnikovia [= Eurotia = Ceratoides] ceratoides.