2328.010 Pandiaka (Moq.) Hook. f.

Townsend, C.C. (1988) Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, rootstock slender to tuberous. Leaves opposite, petiolate or sessile, entire. Inflorescence spicate to capitate, elongating later or not, flowers solitary in the bracts, spreading or in one species becoming deflexed after flowering. Perianth segments 5, feebly to strongly 1–3 (5)-nerved, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, usually hairy. Bracteoles 2, c. half the length of the perianth or more. Ovary with a solitary pendulous ovule, fruiting wall very thin. Perianth falling with the ripe seed, accompanied by the bracteoles or not; bracts persistent, spreading or rarely deflexed.

Worldwide: Species 12, in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke var. carsonii N
involucrata (Moq.) B.D. Jacks.W
rubro-lutea (Lopr.) C.C. Towns.N,W,C

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pandiaka
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pandiaka
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pandiaka

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pandiaka.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=535, retrieved 28 April 2017

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