1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Nothosaerva Wight

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical and Africa..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb with opposite or alternate branches and leaves, leaves entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers small, solitary in the axils of scarious bracts, in dense, sessile, solitary or clustered spikes.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 3–4(5), hyaline, the perianth subtended by two very small bracteoles.
    Androecium
    Stamens 1 or 2; filaments filiform, intermediate pseudostaminodes absent; anthers bilocular.
    Style
    Style short, stigma capitate.
    Ovary
    Ovary with a single, pendulous ovule, radicle ascending.
    Fruits
    Capsule delicate, irregularly rupturing.
    Seeds
    Seeds rounded, compressed, endosperm copious.
    Note
    A monotypic genus.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb with opposite or alternate branches and leaves, Leaves entire
    Flowers
    Flowers small, solitary in the axils of scarious bracts, in dense sessile solitary or clustered spikes
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 3–4(–5), hyaline; perianth subtended by 2 very small bracteoles
    Stamens
    Stamens 1 or 2; filaments filiform, intermediate teeth absent; anthers bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; radicle ascending; style short; stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Capsule delicate, irregularly rupturing
    Seeds
    Seeds rounded, compressed; endosperm copious.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Mauritius

    Nothosaerva Wight appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 6: 1 (1853)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 16C: 52 (1934).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Ic. Pl. Ind. Or. 6: 1 (1853).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Ic. Pl. Iend. Or. 6: 1 (1853)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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