Chenopodium bonus-henricus L.

Good king Henry

source: Jerzy Opioła (2014), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 4.0 International)
source: Jerzy Opioła (2014), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 4.0 International)


GrinTax Blitum bonus-henricus (L.) Rchb.
The Plant list Chenopodium bonus-henricus L.
English name Good king Henry

Crop relationship
Quinoa tertiary genepool
Spinach tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 very strongly decreasing (75-100%)
Presence very rare
Status Red List: critically endangered
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Gerendal (SBB [p])
  • Geul- en Gulpdal (SBB [p])
  • Geuldal (NM [p])
  • Vaals (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe large parts of Europe in the high mountains
Asia -
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information