Alternanthera sp. A

Family Amaranthaceae

Prostrate perennial herb to 20 cm, with sparsely hairy stems especially at the nodes. Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: Inflorescence globose to ovoid. To date only recorded in March.

Fruit: Indehiscent, compressed containing one seed.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Alternanthera sp A plant

Alternanthera sp A flower

Alternanthera sp A fruit