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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Africa.

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

Morphology General Habit
Low, decumbent, straggling plant about 10–25 cm. high.
Morphology Stem
Stems thinly to densely silky-hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to lanceolate, ascending when young, later spreading, rather densely arranged along stems, 4–15 (17) × 1–3 mm., acute at apex more or less densely appressed-silky on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish-green, 1.5–2 mm. in diam., densely silky-hairy outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth c. 3–5 mm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ellipsoid, c. 2–2.2 × 1.5–1.8 mm. brownish-black.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia

Chenolea diffusa Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

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

Accepted by

  • Kadereit, G. & Freitag, H. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for biogeography, evolution of C4-photosynthesis and taxonomy Taxon 60: 51-78.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© 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 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