1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Celosia L.
      1. Celosia chenopodiifolia Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to W. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual (? sometimes biennial) herb, with one to several stems from the base, stems generally with rather few, long and slender branches; stem and branches striate, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic or rhomboid-lanceolate, the inferior leaves of the main stem to c. 4.5 × 1.7 cm. with a distinct petiole up to 1.25 cm. long, the superior and branch leaves reducing (usually rapidly so) and more shortly petiolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or terminal and axillary, narrowly spiciform, 3–25 × 0.4–1 cm., the partial inflorescence usually small and very compact, rarely looser with the lowest shortly pedunculate; the lowest clusters usually increasingly distant.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, rather obtuse, 1–1.5 mm. long, hyaline, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent stramineous midrib, glabrous, the apex minutely denticulate.
    Tepal
    Tepals 1.75–2 mm. long, oblong, glabrous, rounded above or usually more or less cucullate, hyaline or pale-stramineous, minutely denticulate, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent costa.
    Filaments
    Filaments with the free apex distinctly shorter than the basal cup, no intermediate teeth present.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–4 (6) ovulate; stigmas 2–3, erect, more or less recurved, slightly longer than the very short style.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, 1–1.25 mm., not exserted beyond the perianth.
    Seeds
    Seeds lenticular, c. 1 mm. in diam., black and moderately shiny, deeply sulcate-reticulate centrally with broadly convex areolae, and these longer and narrower towards the edge.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Celosia chenopodiifolia Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 276 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

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

    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