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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Amaranthaceae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herb up to ± 1.1 m., but generally much smaller, branched from the base.
Morphology Stem
Stems ridged and striate, slender, sparingly furnished with short multicellular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves subglabrous, deltoid-pandurate with broad, blunt lateral lobes at the base, the lamina to ± 6 × 3.5 cm., the petiole 1.5–2 cm.; upper leaves lanceolate-hastate, rapidly reducing above and more shortly stalked, more obviously furnished with multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, simple or the terminal slightly branched at the base, of elongate thyrses up to ± 18 × 0.6 cm., formed of distant sessile clusters (reduced cymes) 4–6 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, acute, ± 1.5 mm., scarious with a percurrent yellowish midrib, usually ± ciliate below with multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments elliptic-oblong, 2.5–2.75 mm., glabrous or furnished with a few multicellular hairs on the lower dorsal surface, white (pale straw-coloured when dry), 3–4(–5)-nerved with the nerves more prominent at the base, minutely denticulate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Free portion of filaments subequalling or slightly shorter than the sheath, sinuses without teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 8–9-ovulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 2(–3), longer than the ± 0.5 mm. style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, ± 2.5 mm., included.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± 1.2 mm., black, shining, compressed, with convex hexagonal or rhomboid areolae centrally and feebly punctate reticulating furrows in the marginal half.
Habitat
In semi- or full shade; 665 m.{
Distribution
known only from the type gathering T8

Native to:

Tanzania

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

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(2): 41 (1975)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Townsend in Hook., Ic. Pl. 38(2): 41, t. 3732 (1975).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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