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.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Nothosaerva brachiata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachiata (L.) WightMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nothosaerva:

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Flora of Malawi: Nothosaerva
Flora of Zambia: Nothosaerva
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nothosaerva

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nothosaerva
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nothosaerva
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nothosaerva
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nothosaerva
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nothosaerva

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Nothosaerva.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=532, retrieved 13 December 2017

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