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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Crabbea velutina

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cirsioides (Nees) NeesC,SDescription, Image
coerulea VollesenN
velutina S. MooreSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Crabbea
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Flora of Mozambique: Crabbea
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Crabbea

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crabbea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crabbea
Wikipedia: Crabbea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crabbea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crabbea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Crabbea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1339, retrieved 2 April 2023

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