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.

Zambia: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke var. carsonii N,W,SNw,Cb,N,S
carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke var. linearifolia HaumanB,N,W,CNw,N,Lk,W
confusa C.C. Towns.[LR-lc]WNw
involucrata (Moq.) B.D. Jacks.B,SS,W
ramulosa HiernWNw
richardsiae Suess.[LR-lc]NLp,N
rubro-lutea (Lopr.) C.C. Towns.B,N,W,CNw,N,CDescription, Image
welwitschii (Schinz) HiernBNw,W

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pandiaka
Flora of Malawi: Pandiaka
Flora of Mozambique: Pandiaka
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pandiaka

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pandiaka
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pandiaka
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Wikipedia: Pandiaka

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pandiaka.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=535, retrieved 24 September 2023

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