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This genus is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bibracteolate, hermaphrodite; inflorescences dense, capitate with one flower in the axil of each bract; bracts persistent after fruit fall, bracteoles deciduous with the fruiting perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 5, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, filaments free, delicate, flattened; pseudostaminodes shortly and narrowly oblong with an incised apex, or more commonly small and tooth-like,to obscure or absent; anthers bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary uniovulate, densely lanate in at least the upper two-thirds; style elongate (often exserted), stigma solitary and small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule delicate, irregularly splitting with the ripening of the seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds yellow or reddish, somewhat compressed, feebly reticulate.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with a stout rootstock and slender, erect stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, subopposite or some alternate, entire.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Mechowia Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(1a): 110 (1893)

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 Pflanzenfam. ed. 1, 3, 1a: 110 (1893).

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