Chenolea Thunb.

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

Description of the genus

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

Worldwide: Species 4 in southern Africa and the Mediterranean.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
diffusa Thunb.GI,M

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Chenolea., retrieved 29 June 2022

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