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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb, probably perennial, habit and size unknown, perhaps trailing or scrambling.
Morphology Stem
Stem and branches long and slender, terete, finely striate, more or less densely furnished with multicellular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid-lanceolate or feebly and obtusely hastate with low lateral lobes near the base, lamina to 4.5 × 1.5 cm., glabrous above, moderately pilose on the lower surface of the nerves, with a more or less densely pilose petiole up to 1.5 cm. long; superior leaves narrower and more shortly petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence white, terminal and axillary (that terminal on the main stem sometimes with one or more branches), spiciform, to c. 28 × 1.4 cm.; partial inflorescence compact, fasciculiform, up to c. 1.2 cm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, acute, membranous, stramineous when dry, 1.5–2 mm., shortly mucronate with the excurrent brownish midrib, glabrous or with slender multicellular hairs below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 2.75–3 m. long, oblong, acute, glabrous, white, stramineous when dry, the midrib excurrent in a short mucro and subtended on each side by two pairs of lateral nerves - one pair long and reaching almost to the apex of the tepals, the outer pair shorter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments with the free apices only c. half the length of the basal cup; no intermediate teeth present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5–7-ovulate; stigmas 2–3, equalling or exceeding the very short style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule shortly ovoid, c. 2 mm., not exceeding the perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds lenticular, black, shiny, c. 1.2 mm. in diam., densely sulcate-punctate.

Native to:

Mozambique

Celosia nervosa C.C.Towns. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(3): 49 (1975)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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