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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or low shrubs with entire, opposite leaves which may be solitary or fasciculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence subcapitate to spicate, bracteate, terminal on the stem and branches, flowers solitary in the axils of the bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Modified sterile flowers absent, all flowers hermaphrodite and bibracteolate, small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracts persistent, finally weakly deflexed or deflexed-ascending; bracteoles and perianth falling together with the fruit, bracteoles closely appressed to the tepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 4–5, glabrous, firm, deeply concave and usually more or less cucullate at the apex, 1–3-nerved with the midrib ceasing below the muticous apex or excurrent in a minute mucro.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 4–5, the filaments delicate, shortly monadelphous at the base, alternating with distinct pseudostaminodes with or without a dorsal scale; anthers bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style very short to slender, stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled capsule, irregularly ruptured by the developing seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed globose or slightly compressed, endosperm copious.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or low shrubs with entire opposite leaves which may be solitary or in fascicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal on the stem and branches, subcapitate to spiciform, bracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in the axils of the bracts, all hermaphrodite, bibracteolate, small, modified sterile flowers absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts persistent, finally weakly deflexed or deflexed-ascending; bracteoles and perianth falling with the fruit; bracteoles closely appressed to the perianth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments 4–5, glabrous, firm, deeply concave and usually ± hooded at the apex, 1(–3)-nerved with the midrib ceasing below the muticous apex or occasionally excurrent in a minute mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–5; filaments delicate, shortly monadelphous at the base, alternating with narrowly triangular to quadrate or oblong pseudostaminodes with or without a dorsal scale; anthers bilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous; style very short to slender; stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled capsule, irregularly ruptured by the developing seed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed globose or slightly compressed; endosperm copious.

Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Achyropsis (Moq.) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 36 (1880)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Benth. & Hook. Gen. Pl. 3: 36 (1880).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in G.P. 3: 36 (1880)

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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