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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Herb, duration and habit not known, 0.6–1 m., sparsely branched above.
    Stem
    Stem and branches slender, terete, striate, more or less densely furnished throughout with whitish or yellowish multicellular hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves hastate with a shortly acuminate terminal lobe up to c. 5 × 2 cm. in length and breadth and usually obtuse basal lateral lobes up to c. 3 × 1.2 cm., (in one specimen lamina without lobes and up to c. 5 × 2.5 cm., but this has the appearance of atypical secondary growth), furnished along the veins with multicellular hairs, the lamina decurrent along a slender petiole 1.5–4 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, whitish or pale mauve, spiciform-thyrsoid, the axillary pedunculate with peduncles up to 3 cm. long, the terminal solitary or paniculate by reduction of the upper leaves, c. 1.5–10 × 1.2–1.5 cm.; partial inflorescences fasciculiform, approximate or the lower separated.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles deltoid-lanceolate or deltoid-ovate, c. 2.5–3 mm. long, acute, whitish or stramineous, mucronate with the excurrent prominent midrib, the margins dentate-erose to lacerate, sometimes plicate-undulate.
    Tepal
    Tepals 3.5–4 mm. long, oblong, acute, glabrous, with a pair of long nerves on either side of the midrib and a further outer pair of shorter nerves (the long nerves occasionally forked), the midrib excurrent in a short mucro, margins minutely lacerate-dentate above.
    Filaments
    Filaments with the free apices equalling or shorter than the basal cup; no intermediate teeth present.
    Pistil
    Ovary 14–17-ovulate; stigmas 2, erect or flexuose, c. 0.75 mm. long, shorter than the distinct c. 1.25 mm. long style.
    Fruits
    Capsule shortly ovoid or subglobose, c. 2–2.5 mm., not exceeding the perianth.
    Seeds
    Seeds rotund-quadrate, strongly compressed, black, shiny, c. 1 mm. wide, densely sulcate-punctate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Celosia pandurata Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 15, 1971 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K001236030 Unknown type material
    Oct 15, 1971 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K001236031 Unknown type material
    Oct 15, 1971 Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Mozambique K001236032 Unknown type material
    Dec 16, 1904 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K001236029 Unknown type material

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

    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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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