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This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to W. Zambia.

[FZ]

Amaranthaceae, C. C. Townsend. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Annual (? sometimes biennial) herb, with one to several stems from the base, stems generally with rather few, long and slender branches; stem and branches striate, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic or rhomboid-lanceolate, the inferior leaves of the main stem to c. 4.5 × 1.7 cm. with a distinct petiole up to 1.25 cm. long, the superior and branch leaves reducing (usually rapidly so) and more shortly petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal or terminal and axillary, narrowly spiciform, 3–25 × 0.4–1 cm., the partial inflorescence usually small and very compact, rarely looser with the lowest shortly pedunculate; the lowest clusters usually increasingly distant.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, rather obtuse, 1–1.5 mm. long, hyaline, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent stramineous midrib, glabrous, the apex minutely denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 1.75–2 mm. long, oblong, glabrous, rounded above or usually more or less cucullate, hyaline or pale-stramineous, minutely denticulate, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent costa.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments with the free apex distinctly shorter than the basal cup, no intermediate teeth present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2–4 (6) ovulate; stigmas 2–3, erect, more or less recurved, slightly longer than the very short style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, 1–1.25 mm., not exserted beyond the perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds lenticular, c. 1 mm. in diam., black and moderately shiny, deeply sulcate-reticulate centrally with broadly convex areolae, and these longer and narrower towards the edge.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia

Celosia chenopodiifolia Baker appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 276 (1897)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0