1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Allmaniopsis Suess.
      1. Allmaniopsis fruticulosa Suess.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Low bushy perennial 12–25 cm. tall, with a very stout tough rootstock and numerous woody stems from about the base, glabrous in the older parts with a greyish brown striate cortex, young shoots ± densely whitish tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly obovate to broadly spathulate, thick with cartilaginous margins, 12–30 × 5–12 mm., greyish green, secondary venation not apparent, subacute to subtruncate-apiculate at the apex, distinctly pale-mucronate with the excurrent midrib, attenuate and indistinctly petiolate below.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence whitish, 5–10 × 5–8 mm.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles similar or the former narrower, ± 2.5–3 mm., with a broadly ovate, glabrous or dorsally pilose membranous basal portion which is ± erose above and shortly tapering to truncate or incised on each side of the long outwardly curving or abruptly reflexed whitish arista (frequently longer than the base) formed by the excurrent midrib.
    Flowers
    Sterile flowers formed exclusively of long-aristate bracteoliform processes.
    Tepal
    Tepals of fertile flowers ovate, margins erose above and frequently incised-bilobulate at the apex, broadly hyaline-margined with a strongly 3-nerved green basal vitta, much reducing in size from the outermost (± 3.5 mm. including the long sharply reflexed arista) to the innermost (± 2 mm. including the short apical mucro), ± white pilose dorsally along the green vitta.
    Stamens
    Filaments very short and delicate, ± 0.5 mm.; pseudostaminodes ± equalling the filaments, broadly irregularly deltoid, entire or with an apical notch.
    Style
    Style ± 0.75 mm., the linear stigmas divergent, about equalling the column.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid-pyriform, 1.25–1.5 mm., firmer above the middle.
    Seeds
    Seeds compressed-ovoid, ± 1–1.25 mm., chestnut to blackish, shining; testa faintly reticulate.
    Figures
    Fig. 15.
    Habitat
    Open Acacia-Commiphora bushland, on alkaline red sandy loam and pinkish-grey sandy soil; 110–200 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K7 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Allmaniopsis fruticulosa Suess. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2008 Festo, L. [2281], Kenya K000438607
    Jan 1, 1949 Bally, P. R.O. [B. 2179], Kenya K000243780 Unknown type material
    Gillett, J.B. [16528], Kenya K000332728
    Gillett, J.B. [20530], Kenya K000332730
    Gillett, J.B. [20572], Kenya K000332731
    Bally, P.R.O. [15248], Kenya K000332732
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14761], Kenya K000332729
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14837], Kenya K000332734
    Bally [14493], Kenya K000332727
    Faden, A.J. [766], Kenya K000332726
    Bowden J.K [829], Kenya K000332733

    First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 1: 2 (1950)

    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
    • Cavaco in Mém. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. B, 13: 92 (1962).
    • Suesseng., Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 1: 2 (1950).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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