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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Small to large shrubs or small trees with entire, opposite leaves, furnished with simple or stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a very white-woolly panicle of spikes, bracteate, the flowers solitary in the axils of each bract, all fertile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5, linear, all with a thick tuft of white flexuose hairs about the base and white-hairy also along the entire dorsal surface, the outer 2 wider than the inner 2 with the middle tepal intermediate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, the filaments tubular-monadelphous in the lower half, the upper half free and narrowly tongue-shaped, with no pseudostaminodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-ovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender, stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled capsule with a firm apex.
Distribution
Two species, both in NE tropical Africa.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Chionothrix Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 33 (1880)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. C. Townsend [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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