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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Herb, duration and habit not known.
    Stem
    Stem and branches slender, terete, rather finely striate, moderately furnished with pale multicellular hairs, branches diverging at 45 degrees.
    Leaves
    Inferior leaves not seen; superior stem leaves lanceolate-ovate, to c. 3.5 × 1.6 cm., shortly acuminate, acute or rather blunt, rapidly diminishing in size upwards (those of the branches very small), glabrous above, sparsely pilose along the nerves on the lower surface, cuneate to c. 5 mm. long petiole.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence creamy, terminal and (by branch reduction) axillary, unbranched, spiciform-thyrsoid, up to c. 20 × 1.6 cm.; partial inflorescences condensed cymes up to 1.5 cm. in diam.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles deltoid-ovate, stramineous when dry, 1.75–2.25 mm., shortly mucronate withe the excurrent, brownish midrib, glabrous or sparsely ciliate with multicellular hairs.
    Tepal
    Tepals 3–3.25 mm. long, oblong-elliptic, acute, glabrous, stramineous when dry, mucronate with the excurrent midrib, which is subtended on either side by one pair of long nerves extending well towards the apex and a pair of shorter nerves extending to c. halfway or less.
    Filaments
    Filaments with the free apices longer than the basal cup; no intermediate teeth present.
    Pistil
    Ovary 6–7-ovulate; stigmas 2–3, slender and flexuose, slightly longer than the c. 1 mm. long style.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds unknown.

    Distribution

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

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(2): 45 (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