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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, sometimes thinly woody below more or less densely silky-hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves more or less fleshy, entire, alternate, sessile, narrow but not scale-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary or sometimes up to 3 together, sessile, subtended by a minute bidentate cupule but without bracteoles, hermaphrodite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 5-lobed, the lobes each developing in fruit dorsally a low blunt pyramidal horn without any wings.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 2 (3).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit with membranous pericarp.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds “horizontal” (i.e. vertically compressed); testa apparently thinly crustaceous. Endosperm absent. Embryo annular.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia

Chenolea Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nov. Gen. Pl.: 10 (1781)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Bassia.]

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Nov. Gen. PL: 9 (1781).

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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