Common name: Roughfruit Amaranth
Amaranthus muricatus Gillies ex Moq. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or ascending annual to c. 30 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves linear-lanceolate, ± obtuse, to c. 4 cm long; petiolate.
Inflorescence terminal. Bracts triangular, acute, c. 1 mm long. Perianth segments 5, c. 2 mm long, mucronate. Stamens 3. Ovary wrinkled, slightly longer than perianth, indehiscent. Uncommon weed.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of South America.
NSW subdivisions: *CWS, *SWP, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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