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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb up to 2 m. high, upright, rarely spreading, normally much branched, green or slightly red-tinged, mealy especially on young parts but soon sparingly so or glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (in outline) ovate or deltoid-ovate, mostly 2.5–15 cm. long and 1.5–10 (–12) cm. wide, with more or less numerous irregular often coarse sharp teeth (7–60 or more on each margin).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences composed of divaricately branched cymes up to 5 cm. long from upper leaf-axils and also sometimes terminal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish or red-tinged, minute, about 0.8–1.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, papillose on margins and particularly towards base outside, each with a rather narrow blunt raised green keel towards apex only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pericarp easily scraped off seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (Fig. 2/4, p. 3) black, rather shining, 1.5–2 mm. in diameter, bluntly keeled; testa under microscope marked with very close minute irregularly but not radially elongate pits which are sinuose and irregularly branched.
Figures
Fig. 3.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Yemen

Chenopodiastrum fasciculosum (Aellen) Mosyakin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Phytoneuron 2013-56: 6 (2013)

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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/
© 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