1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Sericorema Lopr.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Much-branched erect, annual or perennial herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves entire, alternate or occasionally opposite, semiterete from the more or less closely revolute margins, linear.
    Flowers
    Flowers in elongate, bracteate, spike-like thyrses formed of more or less distant, bibracteolate partial inflorescences consisting of a single fertile flower subtended by two modified sterile flowers to which a further fertile flower with a solitary sterile flower, and sometimes a further triad, may be added; sterile flowers consisting of a strap-shaped dentate process furnished on the abaxial surface with long, fine, smooth, unicellular hairs, these processes accrescent to become spinous-margined and indurate in fruit, fused with the indurate base of the partial inflorescence so that the latter falls as a unit complete with bracteoles.
    Bracts
    Bracts persistent on the inflorescence axis.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments narrow, 3-nerved, long- or short-aristate.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5; filaments filiform, delicate, fused at the base only, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; anthers narrow, bilocular, each theca with an awn-like tail at each end.
    Pistil
    Ovary uniovulate, somewhat compressed, delicate below; style very short, stigma with a tuft of penicillate hairs.
    Fruits
    Capsule scarcely compressed, with a firm apex, delicate below; seed with copious endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Sericorema Lopr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 39 (1899)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 27: 39 (1899).

    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

    Plants and People Africa
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