Celosia argentea   L.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Amaranthaceae

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Description
Errect, glabrous herbs; stems simple or often branched, angular, strongly ribbed. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, acute or obtuse at apex, attenuate at base. Flowers whitish-pink, in terminal condensed cylindrical spikes; recemes during anthesis elongated, unbranched. utricles 3-4 mm long, ellipsoid circumscissile about the middle.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy

Biogeography


• Goa, Nerul Creek INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Paradeep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jagtap, TG; Desai, K and Rodrigues, R (2003) Coastal vegetation: patterns in a tourist region Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development TERI 131-150 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Available at - http://www.mobot.org/about/default.asp
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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