1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Celosia L.
      1. Celosia fadenorum C.C.Towns.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect perennial herb 60 cm. tall, branched in the lower half, glabrous throughout.
    Stem
    Stems ridged and striate, slender.
    Leaves
    Lowest leaves deltoid-ovate, soon becoming deltoid-pandurate with broad blunt lateral lobes at the base, the lamina to ± 4.5 × 2.75 cm., the petiole 1.5–2 cm., upper leaves lanceolate-hastate with a narrower central lobe, the uppermost frequently linear with no basal lobes; small rounded and often falcate stipuliform leaves also subtending many stem and branch leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, 7.5 × 0.8 cm., a spiciform thyrse formed of compacted cymes ± 0.5 cm. in diameter, only the lowest cymes being slightly distant.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, very acute, ± 2 mm., white, scarious, glabrous, erose-denticulate above with an excurrent midrib.
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments elliptic-oblong, 2.5–3 mm., obtuse, glabrous, white, 1-nerved with the midrib excurrent in a very short mucro, erose-denticulate above.
    Stamens
    Free portion of filaments subequalling or slightly shorter than the sheath, sinuses rounded, without teeth.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2–3-ovulate..
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2(–3), longer than the ± 0.5 mm. style.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 1.75 mm., included.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± 1.2 mm., black, shining, compressed, with convex hexagonal or rhomboid central areolae and scarcely or very feebly punctate reticulating furrows around the margins.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland; 260–280 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K1 K7

    Distribution

    Celosia fadenorum C.C.Towns. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 11, 1979 Gillett, J.B. [21247], Kenya K000333032

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38: 122 (1975)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Townsend in Hook., Ic. Pl. 38(2): 122 (1975).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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