2292.000 Celosia L.

Description of the genus

Annual herb (in ours). Leaves alternate. Modified sterile flowers 0. Inflorescence a spike-like thyrse, not white-woolly. Tepals 5, free, ± glabrous or pilose near the base only. Stamens 5. Stigmas 2-3. Capsule circumscissile. Seeds flattened, black, shiny.

Worldwide: 45 species in the tropics of both New and Old Worlds.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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SpeciesContent
argentea L.

Other sources of information about Celosia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Celosia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Celosia
Flora of Malawi: Celosia
Flora of Mozambique: Celosia
Flora of Zambia: Celosia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Celosia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Celosia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Celosia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Celosia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Celosia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Celosia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Celosia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Celosia
JSTOR Plant Science: Celosia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Celosia
Plants of the World Online: Celosia
Tropicos: Celosia
Wikipedia: Celosia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Celosia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=522, retrieved 26 February 2024

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