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. Capsule circumscissile. Seeds flattened, black, shiny.

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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
argentea L.S
schweinfurthiana SchinzS
trigyna L.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Celosia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Celosia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=522, retrieved 13 June 2024

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