2318.000 Nothosaerva Wight

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

Description of the genus

Annual herb with opposite or alternate branches and leaves; leaves entire. Flowers small, solitary in the axils of scarious bracts, in dense, sessile, solitary or clustered spikes. Perianth segments 3–4(5), hyaline, the perianth subtended by two very small bracteoles. Ovary with a single, pendulous ovule with an ascending radicle. Fruit a delicate capsule, irregularly rupturing. Seeds rounded, compressed, endosperm copious.

Worldwide: 1 species, widespread in tropical Africa, Mauritius, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Burma.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Nothosaerva brachiata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachiata (L.) WightN,E,SDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nothosaerva
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Tropicos: Nothosaerva
Wikipedia: Nothosaerva

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nothosaerva.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=532, retrieved 14 June 2024

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