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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America, Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FZ]

Amaranthaceae, C. C. Townsend. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, occasionally rather woody at the base, occasionally scandent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, entire or somewhat lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bibracteolate, in spikes or more generally dense to lax terminal and axillary bracteate thyrses (the uppermost frequently forming a panicle), lateral cymes lax to dense and forming lateral clusters and the inflorescence then spiciform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 5, free, all more or less equal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, the filaments fused below into a short cup, the free portions deltoid below and narrow above or more or less swollen below; pseudostaminodes absent but minute blunt intermediate teeth occasionally found; anthers bilocular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with few to numerous ovules (one or two species occasionally with solitary ovules in some ovaries); style distinct and elongate to almost obsolete; stigmas 2–3, circular to filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule circumcissile, sometimes thickened at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, usually strongly compressed and shining, subcircular, feebly to strongly reticulate, grooved, punctate or tuberculate; endosperm present.

[FTEA]

Amaranthaceae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes rather woody at the base, occasionally scandent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, entire or somewhat lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, bibracteolate, hermaphrodite, in spikes or more generally dense to lax axillary and terminal bracteate thyrses (the uppermost frequently forming a panicle), lateral cymes lax to dense and forming sessile clusters, the inflorescence then spiciform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments 5, free, equal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, the filaments fused below into a short sheath, the free portions deltoid below and filiform above; anthers bilocular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with few-many (rarely solitary) ovules; style elongate to almost obsolete; stigmas usually 2–3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule circumscissile, sometimes thickened above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, usually strongly compressed and shining, roundish, feebly to strongly reticulate, grooved or tuberculate.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, occasionally scandent, sometimes woody about the base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire or lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary or terminal dense or lax thyrses or spikes, bracteate, the terminal often forming a panicle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5, free, all ± similar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, filaments fused at the base or up to about the middle with the free part deltoid below and filiform above, rarely with small blunt teeth between
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary (1–)2–many-ovulate; style elongate to almost obsolete, stigmas (1–)2–3(–4)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule circumscissile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, compressed, shining, testa variably sculptured (in the Somali species only faintly reticulate).
Distribution
About 50 species in the tropics and subtropics of both Old and New Worlds.

Native to:

Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Togo, Uganda, Venezuela, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil West-Central, California, Cambodia, Cayman Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Connecticut, Cook Is., Czechoslovakia, District of Columbia, East Himalaya, Fiji, Galápagos, Hainan, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Malaya, Maldives, Manchuria, Marquesas, Maryland, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Missouri, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Jersey, New York, Nicobar Is., North Carolina, Ohio, Pakistan, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Qinghai, Queensland, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Sicilia, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, South China Sea, Sumatera, Tadzhikistan, Tennessee, Thailand, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Turkmenistan, Utah, Vermont, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, West Virginia, Xinjiang

Celosia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Custódio Filho, A. [s.n.], Brazil K001207035

First published in Sp. Pl.: 205 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Schinz in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 16C: 29 (1934).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 16

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Sp. Pl. 1: 205 (1753)
  • Townsend, The genus Celosia (Subgenus Celosia) in tropical Africa, Hook. Ic. Pl. 38, 2: 1–123 (1975).
  • in Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 96 (1754).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. C. Townsend [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Townsend in Hook. Ic. Pl. 38(2): 1–123 (1975).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Townsend in Hook., Ic. Pl. 38(2) (1975)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 96 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 205 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0