1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Sericocomopsis Schinz

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small bushy shrubs with opposite branches and leaves; indumentum of multicellular or stellate hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves entire
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spiciform, bracteate; flowers all hermaphrodite fertile, occasionally solitary but usually the partial inflorescences of 2–3 bibracteolate flowers; bracts persistent
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 5, similar but the inner 3 slightly shorter and narrower, all ± furnished with long barbellate hairs
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, united below, the fertile filaments alternating with quadrate or oblong pseudostaminodes which are furnished with fimbriate dorsal scales; anthers bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous, obpyriform; style filiform; stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit a thin-walled indehiscent capsule enclosed by the persistent perianth and bracteoles
    Seeds
    Endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

    Sericocomopsis Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 21: 184 (1895)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • P.O.A.C: 172 (July 1895)
    • in E.J. 21: 184 (May 1895)

    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