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. Capsile circumscissile. Seeds flattened, black, shiny.

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

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brevispicata C.C. Towns.WW
chenopodiifolia Baker[DD]WNw
isertii C.C. Towns.NLp
richardsiae C.C. Towns.[VU]NN
stuhlmanniana SchinzNN
trigyna L.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
vanderystii SchinzB,N,W,CNw,N,C,W

Other sources of information about Celosia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Celosia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=522, retrieved 17 December 2018

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