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9 September 2011 Axyris (Chenopodiaceae s.str. or Amaranthaceae s.l.) in the Himalayas and Tibet
Alexander P. Sukhorukov
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The genus Axyris in the Himalayas and Tibet is revised and only two taxa are recognised: Axyris prostrata possesses an extensive distribution range throughout the Himalayas and Tibet; A. mira (= A. hybrida auct.), with a wider distribution in the Himalayan-Tibetan region, is described as a species new to science. The differences between A. mira and A. hybrida are given; both are geographically vicarious, with A. hybrida actually being distributed in Central Asia. A carpological analysis revealed the facultative presence of sclereids in the pericarp of the brown fruit of A. mira, a feature recognised as a peculiarity of the genus. No correctly identified specimens of A. amaranthoides were traced from the Himalayas or Tibet. General conclusions for the fruit anatomy of Axyris are discussed and a key to all accepted species of Axyris is presented.

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Alexander P. Sukhorukov "Axyris (Chenopodiaceae s.str. or Amaranthaceae s.l.) in the Himalayas and Tibet," Willdenowia 41(1), 75-82, (9 September 2011).
Published: 9 September 2011
Axyris hybrida
Axyris mira
Axyris prostrata
identification key
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