Dysphania littoralis R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium blackianum Aellen APNI*
Description: Prostrate annual or short-lived perennial, sparsely hairy with simple or glandular multicellular hairs.
Leaves elliptic, 5–10 mm long, apex obtuse; petiolate.
Glomerules axillary, c. 2 mm diam. Terminal flower male; perianth segments 3, limb inflated, c. 1.3 mm long; stamens 2; rudimentary gynoecium minute. Lateral flowers female; perianth segments 3 or 4, inflated, c. 0.8 mm long; style usually 1.
Pericarp smooth, adhering to testa. Seed 0.3–0.4 mm long; testa smooth, reddish brown, usually shed with the perianth segments.
Distribution and occurrence: in both coastal and inland areas of Aust.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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