Amaranthus blitum L. APNI*
Synonyms: Amaranthus lividus APNI*
Description: Procumbent to erect perennial to c. 80 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves rhombic to elliptic, to 6 cm long, acute to obtuse; short- to long-petiolate.
Inflorescence spicate, terminal, some axillary. Bracts <1 mm long, triangular, acute. Perianth segments 3, spathulate to oblong, c. 1.5–2 mm long, obtuse. Stamens 3. Ovary faintly striate, globose, indehiscent, longer than perianth.
Seed almost as large as fruit.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon weed.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *LHI
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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