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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Colorado to Mexico, Cuba to Hispaniola, Colombia to N. Argentina.
Guilleminea densa (Willd.) Moq.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, rarely somewhat woody below, with entire, opposite leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences sessile, axillary, densely spiciform, often densely fasciculate at the nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary within the axil of each bract, bibracteolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments elliptic or ovate, almost entirely delicate and hyaline or firmer with 3 green nerves, free or fused to about halfway; perianth and bracteoles falling with the fruit, bracts persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, the filaments fused into a tube, the tube free (not in Africa), or adnate to the perianth tube; anthers unilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style usually short (longer in one West Indian species); stigma shortly bilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Utricle thin-walled, bursting irregularly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed compressed, firm.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, rarely somewhat woody below, with entire, opposite leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences sessile, axillary, densely spiciform, often densely fasciculate at the nodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary within the axil of each bract, bibracteolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments elliptic or ovate, almost entirely delicate and hyaline or firmer with 3 green nerves, free or fused to about halfway; perianth and bracteoles falling with the fruit; bracts persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, the filaments fused into a tube, the tube free (not in Africa) or adnate to the perianth-tube; anthers unilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; style usually short (longer in one West Indian species); stigma shortly bilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule thin-walled, bursting irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed compressed, firm.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, Brazil West-Central, California, Colombia, Colorado, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Paraguay, Peru, Texas, Uruguay

Introduced into:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Maryland, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Queensland, South Carolina, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Guilleminea Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1238], Bolivia K000295260

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 40 (1823)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • emend. Mears in Sida 3: 137–8 (1967).
  • in H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 40, pl. 518 (1823)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • emend. Mears in Sida 3: 137-8 (1967)
  • in H.B.K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 40, t. 518 (1823)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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