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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 205. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Linnean specimen 288/1 (LINN, holotype!).
Distribution: Distribution : Practically a pantropical weed, in Pakistan as elsewhere on waste ground, in cultivated fields, along roadsides etc. on sandy or stony soils.
Photo: Celosia argentea L. (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Haripur, Shanbai Nath 29 (KUH); Garhi Habibullah, Abbottabad Road, Stewart 3736 (RAW); Kashmir: Muzaffarabad, on way to Abbottabad, Farooqi & M. Qaiser 315 and 3174 (KUH); Swat: Saidu Sharif, Asif Mohd Khan s.n. (KUH); C-6 Peshawar Dist.: in fields, Peshawar, Stewart 217/P (K); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Saidpur, Stewart 392 (K); Tret, Mohd Nazeer 67 (KUH); Rawat, Sadiq Gill 1803 (RAW); D-4 Chagai Dist.: Quetta, Seerat Ara 1963 (KUH); D-7 Sargohda Dist.: Jahanian Shah, Drummond s.n. (K); Sahiwal Dist.: Chak-Dara, Toppin 1023 (K); Lyallpur Dist.: Lyallpur, Siraj A. Rizvi 295 (KUH); G-4 Karachi District: Dirgh Road, Karachi, Naseem Ara s.n. (KUH); Malir, Tasmil s.n. (KUH); G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Rahuki, 5 miles from Tandojam, Ali s.n. (RAW); college campus, Tandojam, Jalis, s.n. (RAW); 23 miles from Hyderabad on the way to Lahore, Sultanul Abedin 3925 (KUH); c. 4 miles from Noakot on way to Diplo, Ali et al 3945 (KUH); G-6 Tharparkar Dist.: near Nagar Parkar, M. Qaiser et al 4319 (KUH); G-7 Virawa, Nagar Parkar road, M. Qaiser et al 4156 (KUH).

 

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Annual herb, erect, 0.4-2 m, simple or with many ascending branches. Stem and branches strongly ridged and often sulcate, quite glabrous. Leaves lanceolate-oblong to narrowly linear, acute to obtuse, shortly mucronate with the excurrent midrib, glabrous; lamina of the leaves from the centre of the main stem 2-15 x 0.1-3.2 cm, tapering below into an indistinctly demarcated, slender. petiole; upper and branch leaves smaller, markedly reducing; leaf axils often with small-leaved sterile shoots. Inflorescence a dense (rarely laxer below) many-flowered spike, 2.5-20 x 1.5-2.2 cm, silvery to pink, conical at first but becoming cylindrical in full flower, terminal on the stem and branches, on a long, sulcate peduncle up to c. 20 cm long, which often lengthens during flowering. Bracts and bracteoles lanceolate or towards the base of the spike deltoid, 3-5 mm, hyaline, ± aristate with the excurrent midrib, persistent after the fall of the flower. Perianth segments 6-10 mm, narrowly elliptic-oblong, acute to rather blunt, shortly mucronate with the excurrent midrib, with 2-4 lateral nerves ascending more than halfway up the centre of each segment, margins widely hyaline. Filaments very delicate, free part subequall¬ing or exceeding the staminal sheath, sinuses rounded with no or very minute intermediate teeth; anthers and filaments creamy to magenta. Stigmas 2-3, very short, the filiform style 5-7 mm long; ovary 4-8-ovulate. Capsule 3-4 mm, ovoid to almost globular. Seeds c. 1.25-1.5 mm, lenticular, black, shining, testa very finely reticulate.
 
 
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