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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or perennial herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, opposite on simple or branched stems.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in sessile or pedunculate, spike-like, densely silky-hairy, terminal or axillary bracteate thyrses, each bract subtending a bibracteolate partial inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Partial inflorescences consisting of two solitary fertile flowers accompanied by one or two lateral bracteolate triads of a central fertile flower subtended by two lateral bracteolate sterile flowers; sterile flowers consisting of long, narrowly bracteoliform, plumose-pilose processes, some short scale-like processes (probably reduced perianths) frequently also present at fruit-fall; partial inflorescences (in the one species in which ripe fruit is known) very indurate at the base in fruit, falling as a burr-like unit complete with bracteoles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts persistent on the inflorescence axis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 5, narrow, 3-nerved, mucronate, hyaline-margined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5; filaments filiform, delicate, fused below with the interposed flabellate pseudostaminodes; anthers narrow, bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary uniovulate, somewhat compressed, delicate below; style slender, stigma solitary and capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule scarcely compressed, the very delicate base more or less immersed in the indurate base of the partial inflorescence, the apex in the one species known in ripe fruit with a firm to rather narrow, raised apical rim; seed with copious endosperm.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Namibia

Nelsia Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 247 (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 Zambesiaca

  • in Viert. Nat. Ges. Zürich 56: 247 (1911).

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