1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Neocentema Schinz

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Tanzania and Somalia..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs with alternate leaves and branches
    Leaves
    Leaves entire
    Flowers
    Flowers small, in long-pedunculate axillary spike-like bracteate racemes, each bract subtending a subsessile partial inflorescence consisting of 2–3 fertile flowers, of which the outer (1–)2 are subtended by a bracteolate sterile flower of 2 laterally emerging curved accrescent horn-like processes, and the other (where 2 are present) bibracteolate
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments (4–)5, the outer pair firm, nervose, mucronate, opposite and enclosing the remaining flower parts, the inner segments delicate, hyaline
    Stamens
    Stamens (4–)5, free or fused by a very short basal membrane, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; filaments filiform; anthers narrow, bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary compressed with a firm upper rim along the major axis, the single ovule lateral on a curved funicle; radicle descending; style filiform, stigmas 2, linear
    Fruits
    Fruit 1–3 capsules enveloped by the developing mass of the processes, receptacle and very short pedicel, each partial inflorescence becoming indurate, spiky and gall-like, containing 1–3 seeds in the compressed capsules, falling as a unit
    Seeds
    Endosperm copious.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Somalia, Tanzania

    Neocentema Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 248 (1911)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Viert. Nat. Ges. Zürich 56: 248 (1911)

    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