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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb, duration and habit not known.
Morphology Stem
Stem and branches slender, terete, rather finely striate, moderately furnished with pale multicellular hairs, branches diverging at 45 degrees.
Morphology Leaves
Inferior leaves not seen; superior stem leaves lanceolate-ovate, to c. 3.5 × 1.6 cm., shortly acuminate, acute or rather blunt, rapidly diminishing in size upwards (those of the branches very small), glabrous above, sparsely pilose along the nerves on the lower surface, cuneate to c. 5 mm. long petiole.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence creamy, terminal and (by branch reduction) axillary, unbranched, spiciform-thyrsoid, up to c. 20 × 1.6 cm.; partial inflorescences condensed cymes up to 1.5 cm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles deltoid-ovate, stramineous when dry, 1.75–2.25 mm., shortly mucronate withe the excurrent, brownish midrib, glabrous or sparsely ciliate with multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 3–3.25 mm. long, oblong-elliptic, acute, glabrous, stramineous when dry, mucronate with the excurrent midrib, which is subtended on either side by one pair of long nerves extending well towards the apex and a pair of shorter nerves extending to c. halfway or less.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments with the free apices longer than the basal cup; no intermediate teeth present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 6–7-ovulate; stigmas 2–3, slender and flexuose, slightly longer than the c. 1 mm. long style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds unknown.

Native to:

Zambia

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

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(2): 45 (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
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