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  Amaranthus graecizans ssp. thellungianus
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Amaranthus graecizans L., Sp. Pl. 990. 1753, ssp. thellungianus (Nevski) Gusev, Bot. Zurn. 57: 462. 1972; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 593. 2009. Amaranthus thellungianus Nevski, Act. Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. U.R.S.S. 1: 311. 1937. Amaranthus polygamus sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 721. 1885p.p., non L. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1171(820). 1925. Amaranthus polygonoides sensu Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 602. 1832, non L. 1753.
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  Description: Prostrate herbs. Leaves alternate, 0.8-1.5 x 0.5-1 cm, elliptic-obovate, base attenuate, apex emarginated and apiculate; petiole to 0.8 cm. Flower clusters axillary; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1 mm, midrib prominent, acute; bracteoles lanceolate, 1.5 mm, midrib prominent, shortly excurrent. Male 2 mm across. Tepals 3, equal, spreading, lanceolate, folded, 2.5 mm, midrib green, minutely excurrent. Stamens 3; filaments 1 mm; anthers oblong, 0.8 mm. Female 1 mm across. Tepals 3, oblong-lanceolate, 1.5 mm, midrib prominent, vittae green, strongly excurrent into a short awn. Ovary oblong-globose, 1.2 mm; style 3, spreading, 0.3 mm. Utricle subglobose, 2 mm, dehiscent or not, rugose; seed orbicular, 1 mm across; testa shiny.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kottayam, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Middle Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Changanassery, Alleppey town
   
 
   
 
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