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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa.
Sericocomopsis pallida

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small bushy shrubs with entire, opposite leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in spike-like bracteate inflorescences, all fertile, occasionally solitary but usually 2–3 flowers in each ultimate partial inflorescence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5, similar but the inner 3 slightly shorter and narrower, all ± furnished with long barbellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, united below, alternating with quadrate or oblong pseudostaminodes furnished with fimbriate dorsal scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1-ovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style filiform, stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled rupturing capsule enclosed by the persistent perianth and bracteoles.
Distribution
Only two species, both East African, one in Somalia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small bushy shrubs with opposite branches and leaves; indumentum of multicellular or stellate hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences spiciform, bracteate; flowers all hermaphrodite fertile, occasionally solitary but usually the partial inflorescences of 2–3 bibracteolate flowers; bracts persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments 5, similar but the inner 3 slightly shorter and narrower, all ± furnished with long barbellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, united below, the fertile filaments alternating with quadrate or oblong pseudostaminodes which are furnished with fimbriate dorsal scales; anthers bilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule, glabrous, obpyriform; style filiform; stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled indehiscent capsule enclosed by the persistent perianth and bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm copious.

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Sericocomopsis Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 21: 184 (1895)

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 Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • P.O.A.C: 172 (July 1895)
  • in E.J. 21: 184 (May 1895)

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