9405.010 Crassocephalum Moench.

Description of the genus

Similar to Senecio, but differing in never having ray florets. A calyculus of short bracts (c.1/4 to 1/5 of the length of the inner phyllaries) is present. The genus is typically thistle-like in appearance, but all parts are soft and not spiny.

Worldwide: 24 species from warm Africa to Yemen and the Mascarenes

Zambia: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bauchiense (Hutch.) Milne-Redh.?
crepidioides (Benth.) S. MooreNNw,LkDescription, Image
montuosum (S. Moore) Milne-Redh.?
paludum C. JeffreyN?
rubens (Jacq.) S. Moore var. rubens Lp,Lk,WDescription, Image
rubens (Jacq.) S. Moore var. sarcobasis (DC.) C. Jeffrey & BeentjeImage
uvens (Hiern) S. Moore?Image
vitellinum (Benth.) S. MooreN?
× picridifolium (DC.) S. MooreN

Other sources of information about Crassocephalum:

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

External websites:

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

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: Crassocephalum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1548, retrieved 19 April 2024

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