African Plant Database

Celosia schweinfurthiana Schinz
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 21: 17 (1895)
Information on the genus : Celosia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Celosia macrocarpa Lopr.
=Celosia oblongocarpa Schinz (1896)
=Celosia schweinfurthiana var. sansibarensis Schinz (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb, often suffruticose, varying considerably to 1 cm ; axillary bifurcate tendrils to 10 cm long.
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Ecology : As ground cover along wet lowland forest, clearings, especially near water or scrambling in thicker forest, otherwise on roadsides or in coastal bushland; weed of cultivation; drier rocky scrubland; wooded grassland; on the coast (Kenya); 3-1900 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 9,11
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 31
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 399
Record n°399
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