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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Herb, probably perennial, habit and size unknown, perhaps trailing or scrambling.
    Stem
    Stem and branches long and slender, terete, finely striate, more or less densely furnished with multicellular hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves deltoid-lanceolate or feebly and obtusely hastate with low lateral lobes near the base, lamina to 4.5 × 1.5 cm., glabrous above, moderately pilose on the lower surface of the nerves, with a more or less densely pilose petiole up to 1.5 cm. long; superior leaves narrower and more shortly petiolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence white, terminal and axillary (that terminal on the main stem sometimes with one or more branches), spiciform, to c. 28 × 1.4 cm.; partial inflorescence compact, fasciculiform, up to c. 1.2 cm. in diam.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, acute, membranous, stramineous when dry, 1.5–2 mm., shortly mucronate with the excurrent brownish midrib, glabrous or with slender multicellular hairs below.
    Tepal
    Tepals 2.75–3 m. long, oblong, acute, glabrous, white, stramineous when dry, the midrib excurrent in a short mucro and subtended on each side by two pairs of lateral nerves - one pair long and reaching almost to the apex of the tepals, the outer pair shorter.
    Filaments
    Filaments with the free apices only c. half the length of the basal cup; no intermediate teeth present.
    Pistil
    Ovary 5–7-ovulate; stigmas 2–3, equalling or exceeding the very short style.
    Fruits
    Capsule shortly ovoid, c. 2 mm., not exceeding the perianth.
    Seeds
    Seeds lenticular, black, shiny, c. 1.2 mm. in diam., densely sulcate-punctate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

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

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(3): 49 (1975)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    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