1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Celosia L.
      1. Celosia leptostachya Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Amaranthaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Weakly erect herb, 1–2 ft. high, or straggling, sometimes rooting at the nodes
    Inflorescences
    Flower spikes white, becoming brownish.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

    Celosia leptostachya Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Burgt, X.M. van der [889], Cameroon K000580442
    May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10354], Cameroon K000051112
    Jan 1, 1998 Watts, J. [1147], Cameroon K000011854
    Dec 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5176], Cameroon K000086518
    Oct 1, 1971 Brunt, M.A. [1213], Cameroon K000025547
    Jan 1, 1968 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6877], Cameroon K000025549

    First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 491 (1849)

    Accepted by

    • Lachenaud, O. & al. (2018). Novitates Gabunensis 88 Plant Ecology and Evolution 151: 393-422.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 23.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0