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FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 4 | Amaranthaceae | Gomphrena

6. Gomphrena serrata Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 224. 1753.

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Gomphrena decumbens Jacquin; G. dispersa Standley

Plants perennial or annual, not cespitose, 1-10 dm; roots fibrous. Stems prostrate, procumbent, or decumbent, pilose. Leaves sessile or petiolate; petiole to 0.6 cm; blade green, obovate to oblong, 1.5-7.5 × 0.5-2.5 cm, apex rounded or obtuse, pilose-sericeous. Inflorescences: heads white tinged with pink or red, globose to short-cylindric, 9-13 mm diam.; bractlets with denticulate crests along keel. Flowers: tube densely lanate; perianth lobes white, narrowly oblong, 4-5 mm, apex attenuate. Utricles ovoid, 2.2 mm, apex acute. Seeds 1.2 mm.

Flowering year-round. Lawns, roadsides, sandy open areas, woodlands, hammocks; 0-1500 m; Fla., Ga., Tex.; Mexico; Central America; South America.


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