1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Cyphocarpa Lopr.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves entire, opposite on simple or branched stems.
    Flowers
    Flowers in spike-like, densely pilose bracteate thyrses terminal on the stem and branches, shortly or long-pedunculate or subtended by 1–2 reduced leaves; each bract subtending a bibracteolate partial inflorescence of mostly 4 fertile flowers accompanied by 4 bracteolate sterile flowers consisting of slender finally spinous processes; partial inflorescences falling as a unit complete with bracteoles; bracts persistent on the inflorescence axis.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 5, narrow, 3-nerved, mucronate, only a narrow central section coloured.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5; filaments delicate, fused below with very short and blunt pseudostaminodes between; anthers bilocular.
    Pistil
    Ovary scarcely compressed, uniovulate, considerably pilose above and corniculate to one side at the apex; style slender, stigma simple, capitate.
    Fruits
    Utricle scarcely compressed, irregularly ruptured below by the developing seed, the rounded apex considerably pilose, gibbous to one side of the style with a short horn-like process.
    Seeds
    Endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Cyphocarpa Lopr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 42 (1899)

    Not accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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