1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Psilotrichum Blume

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs or subshrubs, prostrate to scandent, with entire, opposite or partly alternate leaves
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite in axillary and terminal bracteate heads or spikes, solitary in the axil of each bract and bibracteolate; bracts persistent, finally spreading or deflexed; bracteoles falling with the fruit
    Tepal
    Tepals 5, free, strongly to faintly nerved or ribbed (nerves 3 or more), the outer 2 tepals frequently finally ± indurate at the base, usually differing in form and indumentum from the inner 2 with the middle tepal intermediate
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, shortly monadelphous at the base, without or rarely with alternating pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style slender but rather short; stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Capsule thin-walled, bursting irregularly
    Seeds
    Seed ovoid, brownish.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs or subshrubs, prostrate to erect or scandent, with entire, opposite or partly alternate leaves.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, in axillary and terminal bracteolate heads or spikes, solitary in the axil of each bract and bibracteolate; bracts persistent, finally spreading or deflexed, bracteoles falling with the fruit.
    Tepal
    Tepals 5, free, strongly to faintly nerved or ribbed (nerves 3 or more), the outer 2 tepals frequently finally more or less indurate at the base, usually differing in form and indumentum from the inner 2 with the middle tepal intermediate.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5, shortly monadelphous at the base, without or rarely with alternating pseudostaminodes; anthers bilocular.
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style slender but rather short, stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Utricle thin-walled, bursting irregularly.
    Seeds
    Seed ovoid, brownish.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chad, China South-Central, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Solomon Is.

    Psilotrichum Blume appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 544 (1826)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Bijdr. Fl. Nederl. Ind.: 544 (1825).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bijdr. Fl. Nederl. Ind.: 544 (1826)

    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