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This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to S. Africa.

[FZ]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Low spreading shrub up to about 0.6 m. high and 1 m. across.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (middle and inferior) sessile, oblong to elliptic or obovate-oblong, obtuse at apex, 2–4.5 (12) × 1–1.5 mm., pale green or glaucescent, blackish or brownish when dry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers green, solitary or clustered in upper axils, clusters often aggregated to form narrow spiciforn inflorescences; bracts subtending flowers as long as or up to twice as long as flowers (occasionally lowest 3–4 times as long), obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Hermaphrodite flowers about 1.5–2 mm. long; perianth segments about 1.2–1.3 mm. long-cucullate at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 3, about 0.4–0.5 mm. long, arising from a disk or cup-like enlargement at apex of styles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds, “horizontal”somewhat broader than long, about 1.5 × 1 mm., somewhat beaked on one side; testa blackish-brown, glossy, almost smooth “horizontal”.

Native to:

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

Suaeda merxmuelleri Aellen appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 4: 27 (1961)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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