Common name: Gomphrena Weed
Gomphrena celosioides Mart. APNI*
Synonyms: Gomphrena dispera APNI*
Description: Prostrate to ascending annual or perennial, stems pubescent to woolly or glabrous, to 25 cm high.
Leaves oblong to ± spathulate, 2–5 cm long, 6–15 mm wide, acute, upper surface sparsely hairy to glabrous, lower surface pubescent to woolly.
Inflorescence 1–4 cm long, 10–12 mm wide. Perianth segments 4–6 mm long, white, shining, papery. Native of America; widespread weed.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of South America.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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