Common name: Large-flower Amaranth
Amaranthus grandiflorus (J.M.Black) J.M.Black APNI*
Synonyms: Amaranthus mitchellii var. grandiflorus J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Spreading to erect annual to c. 40 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, to c. 5 cm long, acute.
Inflorescence clusters mostly axillary, the larger clusters at lower nodes. Bracts narrow, acuminate, c. 2 mm long. Perianth segments 5, broadly spathulate, 5–7 mm long, mucronate. Stamens 3. Ovary wrinkled, narrow-ovate, indehiscent. Drier areas of the inland, especially red sand areas.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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