1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Digera Forssk.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa to Malesia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb with alternate branches and leaves
    Leaves
    Leaves entire
    Flowers
    Flowers small, in long-pedunculate axillary spike-like bracteate racemes, each bract subtending a sessile or subsessile partial inflorescence consisting of a central fertile flower and 2 highly modified sterile unibracteolate lateral flowers
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments (4–)5, the outer pair firm, nervose, mucronate, opposite and sheathing the remaining flower parts, the inner segments much more delicate and hyaline
    Stamens
    Stamens (4–)5, free or very narrowly monadelphous at the base, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; filaments filiform; anthers bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single ovule lateral on a curved funicle, radicle descending; style filiform; stigmas 2, divergent
    Fruits
    Fruit a hard indehiscent nutlet enclosed by the persistent perianth and falling together with the sterile flowers and bracteoles
    Seeds
    Endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, China Southeast, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Madagascar, Maluku, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

    Introduced into:

    Taiwan, West Himalaya

    Digera Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 65 (1775)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 29.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 65 (1775)

    Sources

    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 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