1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Chenolea Thunb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

    Habit
    Perennial herbs, sometimes thinly woody below more or less densely silky-hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves more or less fleshy, entire, alternate, sessile, narrow but not scale-like.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary or sometimes up to 3 together, sessile, subtended by a minute bidentate cupule but without bracteoles, hermaphrodite.
    Perianth
    Perianth 5-lobed, the lobes each developing in fruit dorsally a low blunt pyramidal horn without any wings.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5.
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2 (3).
    Fruits
    Fruit with membranous pericarp.
    Seeds
    Seeds “horizontal” (i.e. vertically compressed); testa apparently thinly crustaceous. Endosperm absent. Embryo annular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia

    Chenolea Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nov. Gen. Pl.: 10 (1781)

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Bassia.]

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Nov. Gen. PL: 9 (1781).

    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