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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.
Psilotrichum elliotii

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or subshrubs, prostrate to scandent, with entire, opposite or partly alternate leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite in axillary and terminal bracteate heads or spikes, solitary in the axil of each bract and bibracteolate; bracts persistent, finally spreading or deflexed; bracteoles falling with the fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5, free, strongly to faintly nerved or ribbed (nerves 3 or more), the outer 2 tepals frequently finally ± indurate at the base, usually differing in form and indumentum from the inner 2 with the middle tepal intermediate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, shortly monadelphous at the base, without or rarely with alternating pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style slender but rather short; stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule thin-walled, bursting irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovoid, brownish.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or subshrubs, prostrate to erect or scandent, with entire, opposite or partly alternate leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, in axillary and terminal bracteolate heads or spikes, solitary in the axil of each bract and bibracteolate; bracts persistent, finally spreading or deflexed, bracteoles falling with the fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5, free, strongly to faintly nerved or ribbed (nerves 3 or more), the outer 2 tepals frequently finally more or less indurate at the base, usually differing in form and indumentum from the inner 2 with the middle tepal intermediate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, shortly monadelphous at the base, without or rarely with alternating pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style slender but rather short, stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Utricle thin-walled, bursting irregularly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovoid, brownish.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Chad, China South-Central, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Provinces, Oman, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Psilotrichum Blume appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 544 (1826)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bijdr. Fl. Nederl. Ind.: 544 (1825).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bijdr. Fl. Nederl. Ind.: 544 (1826)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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