1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Mechowia Schinz

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Zambia, Angola and Zaire..

    [FZ]

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

    Flowers
    Flowers bibracteolate, hermaphrodite; inflorescences dense, capitate with one flower in the axil of each bract; bracts persistent after fruit fall, bracteoles deciduous with the fruiting perianth.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 5, free.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5, filaments free, delicate, flattened; pseudostaminodes shortly and narrowly oblong with an incised apex, or more commonly small and tooth-like,to obscure or absent; anthers bilocular.
    Pistil
    Ovary uniovulate, densely lanate in at least the upper two-thirds; style elongate (often exserted), stigma solitary and small.
    Fruits
    Capsule delicate, irregularly splitting with the ripening of the seed.
    Seeds
    Seeds yellow or reddish, somewhat compressed, feebly reticulate.
    Habit
    Perennial herbs with a stout rootstock and slender, erect stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, subopposite or some alternate, entire.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Mechowia Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(1a): 110 (1893)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Pflanzenfam. ed. 1, 3, 1a: 110 (1893).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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