Common name: Common Joyweed
Alternanthera nodiflora R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Alternanthera triandra var. nodiflora Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Decumbent annual with ascending stems to 30 cm long rooting at the nodes; stems hairy at nodes, becoming glabrous.
Leaves linear-lanceolate, 2–8 cm long, to 6 mm wide, acute, margins finely toothed; petiolate.
Inflorescence globose, the branches often forming a dense globose cluster 1–2.5 c. across; rachis hairy. Bracts lanceolate, long-acute.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: ?CWS, NWP, ?SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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