1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Leucosphaera Gilg

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Dwarf shrub with entire opposite leaves and branches.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences capitate, almost sessile above the uppermost pair of leaves, white from the pilose hairs of the bracteoles, tepals and sterile flowers; partial inflorescences bibracteolate, of 1–2 sterile and 1–2 fertile flowers.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 5, 3-nerved, more or less long-aristate.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular.
    Pistil
    Ovary uniovulate, pyriform, densely pilose above; style slender, stigma single, capitate.
    Fruits
    Capsule not compressed, the firm pilose apex flat, the hyaline wall glabrous and ruptured by the developing seed.
    Note
    It has not been determined from herbarium material whether fruit fall is by dropping seed, or whether the partial or whole inflorescences are deciduous, and no perfectly mature seed has been seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Leucosphaera Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 152 (1897)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Engl. & Prantl Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 3, 1a: 152 (1897).

    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