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Amaranthus macrocarpus Benth. var. macrocarpus Family Amaranthaceae
Common name: Dwarf Amaranth, Dwarf Amaranth

Amaranthus macrocarpus var. macrocarpus Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect annual to c. 30 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves ovate to oblong, 1–2 cm long, mucronate; petiolate.

Inflorescence axillary, globose, many-flowered. Bracts acute, 1–1.5 mm long. Perianth segments 3, spathulate, 5 mm long, acuminate or emarginate with a central awn. Stamens 3. Ovary wrinkled, much longer than perianth; stigmas 2 or 3.

Fruit indehiscent, spongy.


Fruit
Photo J. R. Hosking

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Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *CC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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