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Celosia cristata L.


Description from Flora of China

Celosia argentea Linnaeus f. cristata (Linnaeus) Schinz; C. argentea var. cristata (Linnaeus) Kuntze.

Herbs annual. Stem erect. Leaves ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or lanceolate, 2-6 cm wide. Spikes often cristate, convolute, or feathery; some small branches pyramidal-oblong. Bracts lanceolate, with midvein, apex acuminate. Tepals red, purple, yellow, or orange. Utricles ovoid, enveloped in persistent perianth. Seeds compressed-reniform. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep. 2n = 35*, 36*, 54*.

This taxon is usually regarded as a cultivated form of Celosia argentea. There are many ornamental cultivars in China.

Widely cultivated. as an ornamental in China [cosmopolitan].

生活型: 草本

栽培植物: 栽培

特征: 一年生直立草本;

花期: 7--8

用途: 观赏;药用,种子亦作青葙子用;花和种子清热收敛止血,治痢疾、痔疮出血、肠出血、吐血、血崩及衄、白带过多等,叶外敷治疮痈

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲


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