African Plant Database

Celosia polystachia (Forssk.) C. C. Towns.
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(2): 23 (1975)  
Information on the genus : Celosia
Basionym : Achyranthes polystachia Forssk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes polystachia Forssk.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Deeringia celosioides auct. (1810)
=Celosia populifolia Moq. (1849)
=Celosia populifolia var. pluriovulata Suess. (1849)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or suffruticose herb, bushy or scandent, ± 1-4 m long.
Ecology : Clay depressions in deciduous bushland; in shade and on rocky slopes; banks of watercourses; near waterholes; 212-1650 m alt. Arabia (SW).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 11-12
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°396 modified 2008-11-19
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