L., Mant. Alt. 295 (1771).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Spreading amaranth.
Procumbent perennial; stems to c. 40 cm long, densely puberulent in the upper part; leaves ovate, obtuse or acute, 3-5 cm long, petiolate.
Flowers in dense terminal spikes, becoming interrupted towards the base; bracts and bracteoles ovate, mucronate, one-third-two-thirds as long as the perianth; perianth-segments 2 or 3, linear to oblong-spathulate.
Fruit smooth, longer than wide, inflated, twice as long as the perianth, 2.5-3 mm long, indehiscent; seeds much smaller than the cavity within the fruit, rounded-obovoid, c. 1-1.2 mm long.
Image source: fig 177d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: EP, YP, SL. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Native to South America.
Flowering time: Oct. — April.
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