1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Guilleminea Kunth

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Colorado to Mexico, Cuba to Hispaniola, Colombia to N. Argentina.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs, rarely somewhat woody below, with entire, opposite leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences sessile, axillary, densely spiciform, often densely fasciculate at the nodes.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary within the axil of each bract, bibracteolate.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments elliptic or ovate, almost entirely delicate and hyaline or firmer with 3 green nerves, free or fused to about halfway; perianth and bracteoles falling with the fruit, bracts persistent.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, the filaments fused into a tube, the tube free (not in Africa), or adnate to the perianth tube; anthers unilocular.
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style usually short (longer in one West Indian species); stigma shortly bilobed.
    Fruits
    Utricle thin-walled, bursting irregularly.
    Seeds
    Seed compressed, firm.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs, rarely somewhat woody below, with entire, opposite leaves
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences sessile, axillary, densely spiciform, often densely fasciculate at the nodes
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary within the axil of each bract, bibracteolate
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments elliptic or ovate, almost entirely delicate and hyaline or firmer with 3 green nerves, free or fused to about halfway; perianth and bracteoles falling with the fruit; bracts persistent
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, the filaments fused into a tube, the tube free (not in Africa) or adnate to the perianth-tube; anthers unilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style usually short (longer in one West Indian species); stigma shortly bilobed
    Fruits
    Capsule thin-walled, bursting irregularly
    Seeds
    Seed compressed, firm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, Brazil West-Central, California, Colombia, Colorado, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Paraguay, Peru, Texas, Uruguay

    Introduced into:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Queensland, South Carolina, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Guilleminea Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rico, L. [1238], Bolivia K000295260

    First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 40 (1823)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • emend. Mears in Sida 3: 137–8 (1967).
    • in H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 40, pl. 518 (1823)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • emend. Mears in Sida 3: 137-8 (1967)
    • in H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 40, t. 518 (1823)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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