1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pandiaka Benth. & Hook.f.
      1. Pandiaka richardsiae Suess.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Short perennial herb, 12–17 cm., considerably branched below with numerous stems arising from a tough rootstock, the stems simple or very sparingly branched, quadrangular upwards but terete below, more or less furnished with whitish, lanate hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves thinly to moderately lanate, more so on the lower surface, linear, 12–40 × 1.5–3 mm., sessile, acute to subacute at the apex, dark green (at least in the dry state).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subglobose to shortly cylindrical, 2–4 × 1.5 cm.,axis densely white-lanate, shortly but distinctly pedunculate with a 1–2.5 cm. long peduncle which is increasingly lanate upwards.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4.5–6 mm. long, subglabrous to more or less pilose over most of the surface, the green central portion almost as wide as each pale, membranous margin, midrib shortly excurrent in a rather blunt arista.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, almost entirely membranous, glabrous to thinly pilose, the midrib excurrent in a short (c. 1 mm.) sharp arista.
    Tepal
    Tepals lanceolate-oblong, all similar in form, densely furnished over the entire surface with long, appressed-matted whitish hairs, broadly white-margined, the green centre strongly 3-nerved, midrib not excurrent in an arista, the rather blunt apices very densely pilose; outer 2 tepals 5–7 mm. long, the inner 3 slightly shorter.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.5–4 mm. long, filaments pilose near the base; pseudo-staminodes—1–1.25 mm. long, flabellate, shortly pilose all round, the well-developed dorsal scale divided into very long, filiform fimbriae.
    Pistil
    Ovary squatly turbinate, c. 1 mm. long, with a faint apical keel; style slender, 3.5–4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit unknown.

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    Distribution

    Pandiaka richardsiae Suess. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1953 Richards, H.M. [65], Zambia K000243750 Unknown type material

    First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 6: 192 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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/
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    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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