7972.000 Crabbea Harv.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Flowers in dense axillary or terminal heads surrounded by ovate prickly bracts. Calyx ± actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla ± actinomorphic, weakly 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous. Capsule cylindric. Seeds with hygroscopic hairs.

Derivation of name: Named after George Crabbe (1754 - 1832), the English poet

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Crabbea velutina

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cirsioides (Nees) NeesCLkDescription, Image
glandulosa Vollesen[End]N,CMc,C
kaessneri S. MooreN,WNw,Cb,NDescription, Image
velutina S. MooreC,E,SE,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
zambiana Vollesen[End]NN,McDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crabbea:

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Flora of Botswana: Crabbea
Flora of Caprivi: Crabbea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crabbea
Flora of Malawi: Crabbea
Flora of Mozambique: Crabbea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crabbea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crabbea
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crabbea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crabbea
JSTOR Plant Science: Crabbea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crabbea
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Tropicos: Crabbea
Wikipedia: Crabbea

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: Genus page: Crabbea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1339, retrieved 5 March 2024

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