Common name: Powell's Amaranth
Amaranthus powellii S.Watson APNI*
Description: Erect annual weed to c. 1 m high, glabrous.
Leaves rhombic to lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, acute; long-petiolate.
Inflorescence terminal, stiff. Bracts 5–6 mm long, long-acute. Perianth segments 3–5, 2.5–3 mm long, acute. Stamens 3–5. Ovary slightly longer than perianth, circumsciss.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, NWS, *CWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A. *N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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