8546.000 Scabiosa L.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of terminal capitula with 1-several rows of bracts. Involucel cylindric, 8-furrowed, expanded above into a membranous, many veined, spreading corona. Calyx with 5 persistent bristles spreading in fruit. Corolla of 5 unequal lobes (rarely 4-6), those of the outer often longer than the inner.

Worldwide: 80 species in Eurasia, the Mediterranean, E African mountains and southern Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Scabiosa columbaria

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
columbaria L.N,W,C,E,SLkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scabiosa:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Scabiosa
Flora of Malawi: Scabiosa
Flora of Mozambique: Scabiosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scabiosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Scabiosa

External websites:

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

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: Scabiosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1431, retrieved 9 February 2023

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