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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spreading or scandent branched perennial herb, up to 9 m. but not rarely only 1–2 m. in the Flora Zambesiaca area.
Morphology Stem
Stem and branches striate, glabrous or (especially about the nodes) more or less furnished with brownish multicellular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glabrous or sparsely furnished with scattered multicellular hairs along the veins of the inferior surface, those of the median part of the stem 3.5–15 × 1.5–8 cm., broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, lanceolate or elliptic, acutely acuminate, shortly cuneate or rounded into the 1–3 cm. long petiole, the superior leaves narrower and more shortly petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, the axillary simple or branched, c. 8–25 × 0.5 cm., the terminal usually a broad panicle up to 70 × 30 cm. with branches diverging more or less at right angles; indumentum of axes resembling that of the branches; partial inflorescences always condensed, 2–6 mm. in diam., usually distant at least below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles c. 1 mm. long, deltoid-ovate, acute, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent midrib, with at least the margins and usually the base of the midrib furnished with long, multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 2–2.5 mm. long, oblong-elliptic, acute, mucronate with the excurrent midrib, which is subtended on each side by one long inner and one shorter outer nerve, scarious, with a central stramineous or buff-coloured area, moderately furnished towards the base with long brownish, flexuous, multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments with the free apices shorter than the basal cup; short, blunt intermediate teeth often present, these evanescent at maturity.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1–2-ovulate; stigmas 2, divergent, longer than the 0.5 mm. long style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule shortly ovoid, rounded into the style, 1.25–1.5 mm. long, included.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–1.25 mm. in diam., lenticular, black, shiny, depressed-verruculose, the areolae of the reticulum strongly convex.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scrambling or straggling herb, or small liane, up to 6 m. in height.
Morphology Stem
Stem and branches ridged, glabrous or sparingly furnished (often more densely so about the nodes) with multicellular brownish hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate or elliptic, acutely acuminate, glabrous or with scattered multicellular hairs on the veins of the lower leaf surface; lamina of leaves from central part of stem 3.5–15 × 1.5–8 cm., rather shortly cuneate or rounded below to a 1–3 cm. petiole, the upper leaves smaller, narrower and more shortly petiolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of axillary simple or branched spike-like thyrses ± 8–25 cm. long, formed of distant few-flowered clusters and a broad leafless terminal panicle up to 70 cm. long and 30 cm. wide; inflorescence-axis and branches glabrous or commonly increasingly furnished upwards with multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower-clusters (condensed cymes) dense, 2–6 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles deltoid-ovate, ± 1 mm., acute, margins and usually at least the lower part of the single nerve with long multicellular hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments elliptic-oblong, 2–2.5 mm., acute, 3–4(–5)-nerved, moderately pilose with long multicellular hairs towards the base, scarious with a yellowish or buff centre.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Free portion of filaments shorter than sheath; filaments at anthesis alternating with very short, bluntly deltoid teeth which soon disappear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 2, longer than the style/
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1(2–)-ovulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule included, rounded-tapering into the style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–1.25 mm., compressed, black, shining, furnished with low rounded verrucae (convex areolae of the surface reticulation).
Habitat
In forest shade and thickets; 1200–1500 m.
Distribution
T1 T4 U1 U2

Native to:

Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Celosia stuhlmanniana Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 4: 419 (1896)

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.
  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
  • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 25 (1951).
  • J. G. Baker & C. B. Clarke in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 21 (1909).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 129 (1948).
  • Schinz in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4: 419 (1896).
  • Townsend in Hook., Ic. Pl. 38(2): 53, t. 3735 (1975).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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