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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Kyphocarpa angustifolia (Moq.) Lopr.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, opposite on simple or branched stems.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in spike-like, densely pilose bracteate thyrses terminal on the stem and branches, shortly or long-pedunculate or subtended by 1–2 reduced leaves; each bract subtending a bibracteolate partial inflorescence of mostly 4 fertile flowers accompanied by 4 bracteolate sterile flowers consisting of slender finally spinous processes; partial inflorescences falling as a unit complete with bracteoles; bracts persistent on the inflorescence axis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 5, narrow, 3-nerved, mucronate, only a narrow central section coloured.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5; filaments delicate, fused below with very short and blunt pseudostaminodes between; anthers bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary scarcely compressed, uniovulate, considerably pilose above and corniculate to one side at the apex; style slender, stigma simple, capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Utricle scarcely compressed, irregularly ruptured below by the developing seed, the rounded apex considerably pilose, gibbous to one side of the style with a short horn-like process.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm copious.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Cyphocarpa Lopr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 42 (1899)

Not accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
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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