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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or low subshrub with opposite leaves and branches, glabrous or almost so except in the inflorescence
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, sessile and auriculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense rounded or ovate head; partial inflorescences of one or two fertile flowers within the axil of each bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bibracteolate, hermaphrodite, the 2 oblong outer tepals much wider than the 3 linear-oblong inner tepals, all indurate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5; filaments linear, thin, without intermediate pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, texture uniform and without a firmer apical “cap”; style filiform; stigmas very short and erect to longer and slightly divergent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an indehiscent capsule.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or low subshrub with opposite leaves and branches
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, sessile and auriculate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense rounded or ovate head with one or two fertile bibracteolate flowers within the axil of each bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, the filaments linear, thin, without intermediate pseudostaminodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-ovulate, texture uniform and without a firmer apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style filiform, stigmas very short and erect to longer and slightly divergent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an indehiscent, irregularly rupturing capsule.
Distribution
Genus of one species only, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Lopriorea Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 251 (1911)

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 of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Viert. Nat. Ges. Zürich 56: 251 (1911)

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/
© 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