1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Celosia L.
      1. Celosia vanderystii Schinz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb, 10–40 cm. tall, simple or with a few to numerous long, ascending branches; stem and branches slender, striate, glabrous or with short, asperulous hairs especially towards the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic or sometimes narrowly oblanceolate, 6–27 × 2–7 mm., glabrous or sometimes asperulous along the 2–5 mm. long petiole.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence creamy, stramineous or pale yellowish tinged with pink, densely spicate, 5–20 × 4–5 mm., solitary, geminate or clustered at the apices of the stem and branches, usually subtended at the base by one or more reduced leaves.
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles persistent after fruit-fall, 1.25–1.5 mm. long, lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, membranaceous, more or less serrulate at the apex, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent midrib.
    Tepal
    Tepals 1.75–2.25 mm. long, glabrous, oblong, acute, distinctly denticulate in the apical third with the teeth commonly divergent or even recurved, less distinctly so below, very shortly mucronate with the excurrent midrib.
    Filaments
    Filaments with the free apex subequalling the basal cup; no intermediate teeth present.
    Pistil
    Ovary biovulate; stigmas 2, erect, very short, shorter than the c. 0.25 mm. long style.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, c. 1.5 mm. long, not exceeding the perianth.
    Seeds
    Seeds lenticular, black, shiny, c. 1.25 mm. in diam., reticulate centrally with convex areolae, almost smooth marginally.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Celosia vanderystii Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 76: 135 (1931)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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