S. Watson, Proc. Am. Acad. 10:347 (1875).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Powells amaranth.
Erect glabrous or sparsely pubescent annual to 1 m high; leaves elliptic to ovate, acute, 3-12 cm long (incl. petiole), green.
Flowers in erect cylindrical bristly spikes in leaf axils and the terminal one 6-10 mm thick and unbranched or with a few short branches towards the base, greenish; bracts and bracteoles ovate, 2-3 times the length of the perianth; perianth-segments 5, ovate, c. 3 mm long; stamens usually 3; style branches recurved.
Fruit rugulose, shorter than the perianth, circumsciss.
Image source: fig 180a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: SL, SE. Vic. Native to North America.
Flowering time: Jan. — May.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Very similar to A. cruentus, A. paniculatus and A. retroflexus (with which it has sometimes been considered to be synonymous).
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