Common name: Green Amaranth
Amaranthus viridis L. APNI*
Synonyms: Amaranthus gracilis Desf. APNI*
Description: Spreading annual to c. 40 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, to 15 cm long; long-petiolate.
Inflorescence terminal, spicate. Bracts usually less than or equal to 1 mm long, acute. Perianth segments 3, spathulate to oblong, 1.5–2 mm long. Stamens 3. Ovary indehiscent, wrinkled, c. as long as perianth. Weed of closely settled areas.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of tropical America.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *CT, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, ?NWP, *SWP, *NFWP
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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