Alternanthera sp. A Flora of New South Wales (M.Gray 5187) J. Palmer APNI*
Synonyms: Alternanthera sp. A sensu Harden (1990) APNI*
Description: Prostrate perennial herb; stems sparsely hairy, especially at nodes.
Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate or obovate, 0.5–5 cm long, 3–6 mm wide.
Inflorescence globose to ovoid, to 10 mm long, to 5 mm wide; rachis woolly. Bracts ovate, obtuse or with slender reflexed apex. Perianth segments 3 mm long, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, glabrous; apex short, acute. Stamens 3–5; staminodes 2–0.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, ST, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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