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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, ± 10 cm. tall, erect, branched from the base upwards.
Morphology Stem
Stem and branches terete, striate, densely furnished with upwardly appressed whitish hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic to ovate, 1.3–3.3 × 0.8–1.3 mm., subacute at the apex, shortly or more longly cuneate at the base with a very short petiole, moderately pilose on both surfaces with subappressed hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a short few-flowered spike, ± 1–2 × 1 cm.; bracts narrowly lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm., green with a narrow hyaline border below, shortly pilose; bracteoles much broader, deltoid-ovate, 2–2.25 mm., hyaline, the greenish midrib excurrent in a sharp arista, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals green, very narrowly acuminate, firm, lanceolate with 5 thick whitish nerves which are confluent above and run out into a very fine short arista; the outer 2 extremely narrowly hyaline-margined, 6 mm., densely furnished with rather stiff shortish hairs over the entire surface; inner 2 similar but 1 mm. shorter and hairy only along the midrib; middle tepal intermediate in length, pilose on one side only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens delicate, ± 2.5 mm. long; pseudostaminodes absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender, 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong-ovoid with a small firm apex, 2.75 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-ovoid, 2.5 mm., brown, somewhat shining, feebly reticulate.
Habitat
Manilkara sulcata, Hymenaea verrucosa, Neogordonia parvifolia, etc. thicket; ± 700 m.
Distribution
T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Psilotrichum vollesenii C.C.Towns. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 34: 210 (1979)

Accepted by

  • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Townsend in Kew Bulletin 34: 210 (1979).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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