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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar, Borneo.
Nothosaerva brachiata

[FZ]

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

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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb with opposite or alternate, entire leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers small, solitary in the axils of scarious bracts, in dense, solitary or usually clustered spikes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 3–4(–5), hyaline with a green vitta, all similar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1 or 2; filaments filiform, with no intermediate pseudostaminodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-ovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style short, stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled, irregularly rupturing capsule.
Distribution
A genus with a single species.

[FTEA]

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

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

Native to:

Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, 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)

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 West Tropical Africa

  • in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 16C: 52 (1934).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Ic. Pl. Ind. Or. 6: 1 (1853).

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ic. Pl. Iend. Or. 6: 1 (1853)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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