Common name: Slim Amaranth
Amaranthus hybridus L. APNI*
Description: Erect or slightly spreading annual to c. 1.5 m high, mostly glabrous.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, to c. 15 cm long, acute to obtuse; petiolate.
Inflorescence terminal, ± drooping. Bracts 3–4 mm long, spinescent. Perianth segments 5, oblong, 1.5–2 mm long, apex acute or acuminate, gradually narrowing into aristate tip. Stamens 5. Ovary c. as long as perianth, circumsciss. Weed of cultivation and disturbed areas.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of tropical and subtropical America.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, ?ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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