Mechowia Schinz

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with a stout rootstock and slender, erect stems. Leaves opposite, subopposite or some alternate, entire. Inflorescences dense, capitate with one flower in the axil of each bract; bracts persistent after fruit fall, bracteoles deciduous with the fruiting perianth. Perianth segments 5, free. Ovary uniovulate, densely lanate in at least the upper two-thirds; style elongate (often exserted), stigma solitary and small. Fruit capsule delicate, irregularly splitting with the ripening of the seed. Seeds yellow or reddish, somewhat compressed, feebly reticulate.

Worldwide: Species 2, in Central Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
grandiflora Schinz B,SNw,W
redactifolia C.C. Towns.NLp

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mechowia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mechowia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mechowia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mechowia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mechowia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Mechowia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1904, retrieved 18 January 2020

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