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

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Scabiosa columbaria

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columbaria L.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scabiosa:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Scabiosa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1431, retrieved 30 September 2023

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