Common name: Hairy Joyweed
Alternanthera nana R.Br. APNI*
Description: Prostrate, ascending or erect ephemeral; stems sparsely hairy (especially at nodes), to 15 cm long.
Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate or elliptic, 15–25 mm long, 6–10 mm wide, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, acute; very shortly petiolate.
Inflorescence globose to ovoid, 5–10 mm long, to 6 mm diam.; rachis woolly. Bracts ovate, acute. Perianth segments 2–3 mm long, oblong or oblong-lanceolate with short acute apex, glabrous. Stamens 4 or 5; staminodes 1 or 0.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, ?SC, NT, CT, ?ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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