1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Achyropsis (Moq.) Hook.f.
      1. Achyropsis filifolia C.C.Towns.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual with slender taproot, 20–30 cm. tall, simple or with a few long divergent branches from near the base, quite glabrous except for the lanate inflorescence-axis; stem and branches very slender, terete, striate.
    Leaves
    Leaves all filiform, 15–55 × 0.5–1 mm., mucronate at the apex, margins and back of nerve slightly scabrid.
    Peduncles
    Peduncles long and very slender, 2–13 cm., striate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence at first capitate, finally shortly cylindrical, 0.6–1 × 0.4 cm.; bracts deltoid-ovate, persistent, patent, ± 1.25 mm., glabrous, rather blunt, with a greenish central vitta and broad hyaline margins, the slender nerve reaching to the apex but scarcely excurrent in a mucro; bracteoles similar, closely appressed to the perianth.
    Perianth
    Perianth somewhat pyriform, narrowed about the middle; outer 2 tepals ovate, very concave, hooded above, ± 2 × 1 mm., feebly 3-nerved with the midrib almost attaining the apex but not excurrent in a distinct mucro, green-vittate centrally with a hyaline border widening from the middle downwards; middle tepal slightly narrower, otherwise similar; inner 2 lanceolate-oblong, abruptly narrowed to the tip, ± 0.5 mm. wide, lateral nerves not obvious, hyaline margin wider.
    Stamens
    Filaments very slender, subulate, ± 1.75 mm.; pseudostaminodes ± 0.75 mm., oblong, expanded and fimbriate at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary obpyriform, ± 1 mm..
    Style
    Style slender, ± 0.75 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule and ripe seed not known.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland; 1540 m.
    Distribution
    T7 known only from the type gathering

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Achyropsis filifolia C.C.Towns. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 2, 1980 Bjornstad, A. [AB 2687], Tanzania K000243770 isotype
    Bidgood, S. [5838], Tanzania K000468587

    First published in Kew Bull. 34: 431 (1980)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Townsend in Kew Bulletin 34: 431 (1979).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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