Celosia argentea var. argentea

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species : Celosia argentea
  • Variety : argentea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Celosia argentea var. argentea
  • Common name : Silverspiked Cock's Comb
  • Vernacular name : Pattura (San.); Safed Murgha (Hin.); Anne soppu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4472, KFP 12198
  • Collector(s) Name : A.Clement & Mallaiah
  • Key identification features : A tall (up to 1 m.) annual herb. Stem is grooved and tinged with pink. Leaves are simple, alternate and elongated. Flowers are tiny and crowded in terminal cone-shaped spikate inflorescence. Floral parts are dry, paper-like and silvery.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Abundant in wastelands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bangalore
  • Distribution Locality : All Districts
  • Floras referred : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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