Celosia argentea var. cristata

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Celosia argentea var. cristata


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Amaranthaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Celosia
Species: Celosia argentea
Variety: Celosia argentea var. cristata


Celosia argentea var. cristata (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 541. (1891)

Considered as synonym of Celosia argentea by Govaerts 2019. Accepted as Celosia cristata by Hassler 2019.


  • Basionym
    • Celosia cristata L., Sp. Pl. 1: 205. (1753)
      • Type locality: "Habitat in India?"
      • Lectotype (designated by Iamonico, D. & Jarvis, C.E., 2012. Lectotypification of Linnaen names in the genus Celosia L. (Amaranthaceae). Taxon 64(5): 1102.): [Cultivated material from the garden of George Clifford III: Hartekamp Garden, Holland]. Herb. Clifford - 43, Celosia 2B. BM000557864.
  • Homotypic
    • Amaranthus cristatus (L.) Noronha, Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunst. 5(Art. 4): 7. (1790), nom. inval.
    • Celosia argentea f. cristata (L.) Schinz, Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 29. (1934)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler 2019)
    • Celosia aurea T.Moore, Flor. Mag. 1: t. 47. (1861)
    • Celosia cernua Roxb., Hort. Bengal. 19; Fl. Ind. 1. 680. (1824)
    • Celosia comosa Retz., Observ. Bot. (Retzius) fasc. 6: 26.
    • Celosia purpurea J.St.-Hil., Pl. France 1: 79. (1808)
    • Celosia pyramidalis Burm.f., Fl. Ind. (N. L. Burman) 62. (1768)
    • Lophoxera comosa Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 42. (1837)
    • Lophoxera racemosa Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 42. (1837)


Native distribution areas:

origin unknown (India?), widely cultivated in tropical regions.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cockscomb
Türkçe: Horozibiği
中文: 鸡冠花, 雞冠花
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