1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Centemopsis Schinz

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or (? short-lived) perennial herbs with entire, opposite leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal on the stem and branches, spiciform, capitate or fastigiate, bracteate, flowers solitary or paired in the axils of each bract.
    Flowers
    Modified sterile flowers absent, all flowers hermaphrodite and bibracteolate.
    Bracteoles
    Bracts persistent, finally weakly deflexed or deflexed-ascending, bracteoles and perianth falling with the fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 5, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent midrib, usually considerably indurate at the base in fruit.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5, the filaments delicate, shortly monadelphous at the base, alternating with distinct quadrate or oblong, fimbriate pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular.
    Style
    Style slender, stigma capitate.
    Ovary
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous below with a dense ring of hairs centrally and more thinly pilose above, or entirely glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit a thin-walled capsule, irregularly ruptured by the developing seed.
    Seeds
    Seed compressed-reniform; endosperm copious.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or (? short-lived) perennial herbs with entire opposite leaves
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal on the stem and branches, spiciform, capitate or fastigiate, bracteate, flowers solitary or paired in the axils of the bracts
    Flowers
    All flowers hermaphrodite and bibracteolate
    Bracts
    Bracts persistent, finally weakly deflexed or deflexed-ascending; bracteoles and perianth falling with the fruit
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 5, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent nerve, considerably indurate at the base in fruit
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, the filaments delicate, shortly monadelphous at the base, alternating with distinct, quadrate or oblong, fimbriate pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous below with a dense ring of hairs centrally and more thinly pilose above, or entirely glabrous; style slender; stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit a thin-walled capsule, irregularly ruptured by the developing seed
    Seeds
    Seed compressed-subreniform; endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Centemopsis Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 242 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Viert. Nat. Ges. Zürich 6: 242 (1911).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Townsend in Publ. Cairo Univ. Herb. 7–8: 67–72 (1977)
    • in Viert. Nat. Ges. Zürich 56: 242 (1911)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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