Celosia trigyna L.

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Celosia trigyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Celosia trigyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs, Save Valley

Celosia trigyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Celosia trigyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr foot of Valley of the Kings, nr main rd

Celosia trigyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr foot of Valley of the Kings, nr main rd

Celosia trigyna

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chesa Forest Reserve, Umguza District.

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Synonyms: Celosia digyna Suess.
Common names: Silver spinach (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb with simple or branched stems, reaching up to 1 m but often much smaller. Unusual crescent-shaped stipule-like leaves are borne on the stem (at least when young) as well as the ordinary leaves.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed in cultivated and disturbed places, in grassland and woodland and on rocky ground where it is often small and depauperate (see photo). It also occurs along water courses where it may be semi-aquatic.
Flowering time:Mar - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa, Namibia and South Africa; also Arabia and Madeira; a weed in Florida
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 23 February 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 20.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 336. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 22. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 21.

Townsend, C.C. (1988). Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 31 - 33.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 30. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Celosia trigyna
Flora of Mozambique: Celosia trigyna
Flora of Zambia: Celosia trigyna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Celosia trigyna

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Celosia trigyna
African Plant Database: Celosia trigyna
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Celosia trigyna
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Celosia trigyna
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Celosia trigyna
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Celosia trigyna
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Celosia trigyna
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Celosia trigyna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Celosia trigyna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Celosia trigyna
Ispot Southern Africa: Celosia trigyna
JSTOR Plant Science: Celosia trigyna
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Celosia trigyna
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Celosia trigyna
The Plant List (version 1.1): Celosia trigyna
Tropicos: Celosia trigyna


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Celosia trigyna.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122060, retrieved 18 August 2017

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