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Amaranthus grandiflorus
Scientific classification
Genus:
Amaranthus
Species:
grandiflorus
Synonyms
  • Amaranthus mitchellii var. grandiflorus J.M.Black

Amaranthus grandiflorus is a species of Amaranthus found in Australia.

Description

Amaranthus grandiflorus is an annual plant, reaching up to 40 centimetres (16 in) tall. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, and up to 5 centimetres (2.0 in), with an acute tip. The flowers are clustered into inflorescences, borne in the axils. The petals are 5–7 millimetres (0.20–0.28 in) long.

Distribution and ecology

Amaranthus grandiflorus is found in Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It lives in inland areas, especially drier regions such as areas of red sand.

Taxonomy

Amaranthus grandiflorus was originally described in 1923 by John McConnell Black as a variety of Amaranthus mitchellii.

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