rangelands are characterised by patterned ground, an arid-zone landscape feature where the spatial variation of grove (vegetated) and intergrove (bare) areas is rhythmically repeated (Macdonald et al.
As a chenopod
, quinoa is closely related to such species as beetroots, tumbleweed and spinach.
QUINOA This veritable superfood (pronounced keen-wah) is actually a chenopod
, a plant related to beets and spinach.
These include mulga, myall and black oak woodlands, chenopod
shrublands, ephemeral wetlands and fringing dunes, and melaleuca drainages.
Differences in native soil ecology associated with invasion of the exotic annual chenopod
, Halogeton glomeratus.
5 Ma, characterised by chenopod
shrub land, and saline habitat diatoms along with carbonate and gypsum in the sediments (Dodson and Ramrath 2001).
The macrobotanical and starch grain remains of squash (Cucurbita), peanut (Arachis), a quinoa-like chenopod
(Chenopodium), manioc (Manihot), cotton (Gossypium) and other plants were recovered from sealed hearths and floors and from the calculus of human teeth in 13 excavated house structures in the study area.
Facelli JM (2002) Effects of topography, woody plant cover and grazing on nutrient patchiness in chenopod
shrublands in South Australia.
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.