Amaranthus cuspidifolius Domin APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent annual to c. 50 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves oblong to elliptic or elliptic, 0.5–4 cm long, 3–12 mm wide, obtuse to emarginate, mucronate, entire; petiole 2–4 mm long.
Inflorescences of axillary clusters. Bracts lanceolate to ovate, 1–2 mm long. Perianth segments 5, 1.8–3 mm long, broad-spathulate, apex shortly aristate. Stamens 3. Ovary wrinkled and swollen below, narrowed above; styles 3, ± free, swollen.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on granite outcrops, or rocky hillsides, crevices and drainage lines in red silty sand, or plains or low sandhills of red clayey sand or sandy loam with Acacia aneura or other Acacia species shrubland or woodland.
On granite outcrops, or rocky hillsides, crevices and drainage lines, or plains or low sandhills in Acacia aneura (or other Acacia sp.) shrubland or woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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