Common name: Boggabri Weed
Amaranthus mitchellii Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect annual to c. 40 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves ovate to elliptic, to 5 cm long, acute to obtuse, mucronate or entire; petiolate.
Inflorescence clusters mostly axillary, larger clusters at the lower nodes. Bracts narrow, acuminate, 1–2 mm long. Perianth segments 5, 2–3 mm long, spathulate, apex obtuse with a short mucro. Stamens 3. Ovary wrinkled and swollen below, narrowed above; styles 3, ± free, swollen.
Distribution and occurrence: in drier areas of the inland; introduced to Coast division.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, NWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld 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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