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 19 August 2017

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