J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 60:166 (1936).
Synonymy: A. mitchellii Benth. var. grandiflorus J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 47:368 (1923).
Common name: Large-flowered amaranth.
Glabrous rigid erect branching annual 15-40 cm high; leaves elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 2-6 cm long, long-petiolate.
Flowers in dense globular axillary clusters c. 8-15 mm diam., much shorter than the leaves; bracts and bracteoles narrow, acute, 2-3 mm long; perianth-segments 5; female segments ovate-oblong, clawed, mucronate, finally spreading in the upper part, 4-6 mm long, scarious, with a prominent green midrib; male segments lanceolate, 2-2.5 mm long, clawless; styles 3, united at the base.
Fruit transversely wrinkled, ovoid, a little shorter than the perianth, indehiscent or breaking irregularly; seed black, shining, c. 2 mm long.
Image source: fig 178b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP. N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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