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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa to Malesia.
Digera muricata

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb with alternate branches and leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, in long-pedunculate axillary spike-like bracteate racemes, each bract subtending a sessile or subsessile partial inflorescence consisting of a central fertile flower and 2 highly modified sterile unibracteolate lateral flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments (4–)5, the outer pair firm, nervose, mucronate, opposite and sheathing the remaining flower parts, the inner segments much more delicate and hyaline
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (4–)5, free or very narrowly monadelphous at the base, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; filaments filiform; anthers bilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single ovule lateral on a curved funicle, radicle descending; style filiform; stigmas 2, divergent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a hard indehiscent nutlet enclosed by the persistent perianth and falling together with the sterile flowers and bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm copious.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb with entire, alternate leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in spike-like axillary bracteate racemes, each bract subtending a sessile or subsessile partial inflorescence consisting of a central fertile flower and two highly modified sterile, rapidly accrescent, unibracteolate lateral flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals (4–)5, the outer pair firm and strongly nervose, the inner 3 more delicate and hyaline
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (4–)5, free or shortly fused at the base; pseudostaminodes absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-ovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style long and slender, stigmas 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a hard, indehiscent nutlet enclosed by the persistent perianth and falling together with the sterile flowers and bracteoles.
Distribution
One species in tropical Asia and Africa.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Assam, Bangladesh, Burundi, China Southeast, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Madagascar, Maluku, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

Extinct in:

Palestine

Introduced into:

Taiwan, West Himalaya

Digera Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 65 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 29.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. C. Townsend [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Townsend in Kew Bull. 28: 141–143 (1973).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 65 (1775)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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/
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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