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Amaranthus Deflexus

Botanical Name:

Amaranthus deflexus

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial herb, prostrate to somewhat ascending, (8) 12–45 (80) cm.

Flower

Flowers green, in slender and lax to stout and dense terminal and axillary spikes c. 2–10 cm long and 5–12 (20) mm. wide, the terminal spike not rarely with rather short, stout branches and the lowest inflorescences dense, subglobose clusters to c. 1 cm in diam.; male and female flowers intermixed, the males generally rather few.

Fruit

Capsule ellipsoid, sometimes constricted above, 1.75 v 3 mm., obviously exceeding the perianth, scarcely compressed, smooth, indehiscent or irregularly rupturing at maturity.

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Amaranthaceae

Genus

Amaranthus

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