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Dysphania platycarpa Paul G.Wilson
Family Chenopodiaceae
Dysphania platycarpa Paul G.Wilson APNI*

Description: Prostrate annual with simple or glandular multicellular hairs.

Leaves elliptic, 5–10 mm long, apex obtuse; petiolate.

Glomerules axillary, c. 2.5 mm diam. Terminal flower bisexual; perianth segments 3, free, c. 1 mm long, hooded with a filiform claw-like base; stamens 2; styles 2. Secondary terminal flower similar to terminal flower but perianth segments 2 and stamen 1. Lateral flowers female; perianth segments 1 or 2, strongly hooded, inflated, c. 0.7 mm long.

Pericarp membranous, fused to seed, minutely granular. Seed erect, c. 0.4 mm long, dull reddish brown. Seeds and perianth segments falling separately.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on heavy soils near ephemeral water, in arid areas of the mainland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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