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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb up to ± 1.1 m., but generally much smaller, branched from the base.
    Stem
    Stems ridged and striate, slender, sparingly furnished with short multicellular hairs.
    Leaves
    Lower leaves subglabrous, deltoid-pandurate with broad, blunt lateral lobes at the base, the lamina to ± 6 × 3.5 cm., the petiole 1.5–2 cm.; upper leaves lanceolate-hastate, rapidly reducing above and more shortly stalked, more obviously furnished with multicellular hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, simple or the terminal slightly branched at the base, of elongate thyrses up to ± 18 × 0.6 cm., formed of distant sessile clusters (reduced cymes) 4–6 mm. in diameter.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles deltoid, acute, ± 1.5 mm., scarious with a percurrent yellowish midrib, usually ± ciliate below with multicellular hairs.
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments elliptic-oblong, 2.5–2.75 mm., glabrous or furnished with a few multicellular hairs on the lower dorsal surface, white (pale straw-coloured when dry), 3–4(–5)-nerved with the nerves more prominent at the base, minutely denticulate at the apex.
    Stamens
    Free portion of filaments subequalling or slightly shorter than the sheath, sinuses without teeth.
    Ovary
    Ovary 8–9-ovulate.
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2(–3), longer than the ± 0.5 mm. style.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, ± 2.5 mm., included.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± 1.2 mm., black, shining, compressed, with convex hexagonal or rhomboid areolae centrally and feebly punctate reticulating furrows in the marginal half.
    Habitat
    In semi- or full shade; 665 m.{
    Distribution
    known only from the type gathering T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(2): 41 (1975)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C.C. Townsend in Hook., Ic. Pl. 38(2): 41, t. 3732 (1975).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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