Deeringia amaranthoides (Lam.) Merr. APNI*
Synonyms: Deeringia celosioides R.Br. APNI*
Description: Climber to 4 m high, or sometimes a small shrub, often flowering when quite small.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate; lamina 5–25 cm long, to 6 cm wide; petiole 1–2 cm long.
Flowers in interrupted spikes to 25 cm long in upper axils or in loose terminal panicles, bisexual. Bracts small and papery. Perianth segments ovate, scarcely 2 mm long, obtuse. Stamens 5, fused at the base. Ovary globose, glabrous; styles 3.
Berry subglobose, 4–5 mm diam., red, 3-furrowed.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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