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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Leucosphaera bainesii

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub with entire opposite leaves and branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences capitate, almost sessile above the uppermost pair of leaves, white from the pilose hairs of the bracteoles, tepals and sterile flowers; partial inflorescences bibracteolate, of 1–2 sterile and 1–2 fertile flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 5, 3-nerved, more or less long-aristate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary uniovulate, pyriform, densely pilose above; style slender, stigma single, capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not compressed, the firm pilose apex flat, the hyaline wall glabrous and ruptured by the developing seed.
Note
It has not been determined from herbarium material whether fruit fall is by dropping seed, or whether the partial or whole inflorescences are deciduous, and no perfectly mature seed has been seen.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Leucosphaera Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 152 (1897)

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.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Engl. & Prantl Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 3, 1a: 152 (1897).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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