1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Volkensinia Schinz

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy perennial or small shrub with opposite leaves and branches; indumentum of jointed, minutely barbellate hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves entire
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a narrow bracteate thyrse with compact pedunculate partial inflorescences; partial inflorescences basically of ultimate bracteolate triads of 1 fertile and 2 bracteolate sterile flowers, 2 triads normally set on each side of an ebracteolate fertile flower, but fertile flowers sometimes scattered only
    Stamens
    Stamens 5; filaments filiform, alternating with truncate pseudostaminodes which are adnate to the filaments for most of their length to form a basal membrane; anthers bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous, turbinate, rounded above with a circumferential free “skirt” about the middle, appearing as if furnished with a scutellate cap; style filiform; stigma capitate
    Flowers
    Sterile flowers of narrow bracteole-like processes and smooth bristles which greatly lengthen as the fertile flowers mature Fertile flowers hermaphrodite with 5 perianth-segments which are all similar in form
    Fruits
    Fruit a thin-walled indehiscent capsule, the entire partial inflorescence apparently falling in fruit
    Seeds
    Endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania

    Volkensinia Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 57: 535 (1912)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Viert. Nat. Ges. Zürich 57: 535 (1912)

    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