Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1:447 (1820) var. multiflora.
Synonymy: A. australasica F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:41 (1855).
, Ammannia auriculata
Common name: Jerry-jerry.
Few-branched herb to 40 cm high; branches rather rigid; leaves sessile, oblong to lanceolate or oblanceolate, often narrowing below the middle to the dilated cordate-auriculate base, 5-30 mm long.
Flowers 4-12 in dense or rather loose cymes, on short pedicles, minute; floral tube in flower to c. 1.5 mm diam., campanulate or hemispherical, becoming globular and membranous in fruit and enlarging; sepals broad, to 0.2 mm long; petals obovate, violet, to 0.5 mm long, caducous or wanting; stamens 4; style 0.5-1 mm long; ovary incompletely 2-celled.
Capsule globular, hyaline, 1.5-2 mm diam., exceeding the sepals, dehiscing irregularly, red.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 509.
Occurs most frequently on river flood plains.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, MU. All States, Asia, North Africa.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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