Celosia
argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze, Revis. gen. pl. 2:541. 1891 (Syn: (≡) Celosia cristata L. (basionym));

 

Images by Gurcharan Singh, (Bhagyashri Ranade – Identified by Vijayasankar Raman), Surajit Koley & Aarti Khale, (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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se-LO-see-uh or kay-LO-see-uh — from the Greek kelos (dry, burnt) – referring to its colorDave’s Botanary
ar-JEN-tee-uh — silveryDave’s Botanary
kris-TAY-tuh — crestedDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: cockscomb • Bengali: মোরগফুল moragaphool • Hindi: लाल मुर्ग़ा lalmurga, मोरशिखा morshikha, murga-ka-phul • Manipuri: haolei • Marathi: मयूरशिख or मयूरशिखा mayurashikha, मयूरशिखर mayurashikhara, मोरशेंडी morashendi, मोरशिखा morashikha • Sanskrit: मयुरचुडा mayurachuda, मयूरशिखा mayurashikha, sunishannaka • Tamil: சாவற்சூட்டுப்பண்ணை cavarcuttuppannai, கோழிக்கொண்டை kolikkontai, கோழிப்பூ kozhi poo • Telugu: మయూరశిఖి mayurasikhi

Distribution: pantropical; cultivated worldwide

Cultivated annual herb with erect stems; leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate; flowers in often cocks comb-like terminal simple or branched spikes, red, yellow or orange in colour; bracts lanceolate, midvein produced into long point; utricle enclosed in persistent perianth.
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Celosia argentea-10/8/2011MN: Sending a photo of Cockscomb (Celosia argentea) from my garden.
Date : 7.2.2010
Time : 3.30 p.m.
Place: Dombivli

Formerly recognised as var. cristata, but not now


You are right. Dr.Almeida in his ‘Flora of Maharashtra’ Vol 4A has labelled this Celosia cristata [syn. C.argentea var.cristata / Cock’s comb] whereas Yadav & Sardesai in their ‘Flora of Kholapur District’ list it as C.argentea var. cristata [locally called Kombada].
Celosia argentea is a distinct species and my photographs of it are available at this link :
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/ca…


Strangely GRIN does not seem to be agreeing with Kew Plant List. Although Kew Plant list treats this simply as synonym of C. argentea, GRIN (last updated in May, 2011) treats it as Celosia argentea var. cristata.



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seed : Celosia argentea var. cristata from Hooghly: Attaching images of seeds of Celosia argentea var. cristata.

Species : Celosia argentea var. cristata
Habit & Habitat : Garden herb
Date : 14-04-2012, 1.10 p.m.

Place : Hooghly, WB


There seeds are from the same plant that i recorded earlier, in December, last year – http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/t/3a0a51dc6787addd
I collected those seeds sometimes in February end or in early March and photographed very recently.



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request for plant id…habitat-garden or pot…place-ambala cantt: please help me to identify this plant and its family…
Descriptions
place-ambala cantt
month-december
habitat-garden,pot
habit-shrub
leaves-green,red.pointed


Celosia cristata, cock’s comb


Yes Celosia cristata


there are many hybrids available in India to the nursery trade: yellow, reddish, brick red, even purplish… common in Bengal bedding rows…



 

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Amaranth sp. for Id- 261211-NS2 – Flora of Madhya Pradesh: This herb was photographed at Betul, MP. it was a planted one.
Plz Id.

This is Celosia cristata (Cock’s Comb) from Amaranthaceae.


Thanks … So it’s a spike type flower…?
(The flower f Celosia cristata can be broken into three types – spikes, plumes and crests)



 

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Cockscomb (Celosia argentea var. cristata), Family: Amaranthaceae:

You might have this beautiful plant in your garden. After a long gap I see it again with full bloom and want to share it with you.
Date/Time- 21/12/2011 (10.37 A.M.)
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Gobra (Hooghly District), West Bengal (lat 22.696022N, long 88.279369E)
Habitat- Garden
Plant Habit- Herb
Height/Length- 7 ft. approx.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- simple, lanceolate
Inflorescence Type/ Size- dense many-flowered spike
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- pink
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Capsule, Seeds (black) 1.25-1.5 mm
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- an ornamental plant without fragrance
ID help from :

2) http://eol.org/pages/585463/overview


Beautiful flowers. I grew once these plants and before flowering started my mother-in-law cut it very thinly thinking that it is the Laal maath (Amaranthus) which we use as vegetable. After all the cuttings she realised her mistake ! In the next time I was successful in having it produce flowers. I have posted the flowers once in eflora.


As you say that the saplings of this one resemble the Amaranthus viridis or that of A. gangeticus. We call the latter as LAL-SHAK (shak = leafy vegetable) in Bengali.


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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze from Kashmir and Delhi..GS-30:  Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze, Revis. gen. pl. 2:541. 1891

Syn: Celosia argentea L. f. cristata (L.) Schinz; C. argentea var. cristata (L.) Kuntze.
Common name: Cockscomb
Cultivated annual herb with erect stems; leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate; flowers in often cocks comb-like terminal simple or branched spikes, red, yellow or orange in colour; bracts lanceolate, midvein produced into long point; utricle enclosed in persistent perianth.

Commonly cultivated in gardens. Photographed from Kashmir and Delhi,



 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: PKA9 : Celosia flowers from Mumbai:    Garden variety of Celosia flowers from Mumbai.
Family: Amaranthaceae


Celosia argentea var.cristata


Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var. cristata : Muscat : 100213 : AK-21:  Saring pictures of Crested Cockscomb in white color.

Saw this flower in white color for the first time.

A cultivated, ornamental plant.



Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var. cristata : Muscat : 100213 : AK-18:  Sharing picture of ornamental, cultivated Crested Cockscomb in a Golden yellow color from a garden here.



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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var.cristata : Delhi : AK-33: Saw this beautiful Orange color in Garden of Five Senses, Delhi in Dec,2012.



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Crested Cockscomb from Munnar, Kerala.
A cultivated, ornamental plant with pink flowers.



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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var. cristata : Muscat : 100213 : AK-28:  Crested Cockscomb in bright red color seen in a garden here.

Plant was very small, just about a feet high.



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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var.cristata : Bangalore, Muscat & Srinagar : 100213 : AK-35: Some more colors of Crested Cockscomb seen in Bangalore, Muscat & Srinagar.



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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week:: UD 004:: Amaranth family 1 to ID: this is possibly a Celosia
but which one?
It was growing isolated in a garden pot in July one year in a local Ashram grounds, in full sun in the heat.
I would appreciate a key and some references


Celosia spicata I hope

Very good photographs.


To me, the topmost inflorescence shows an hint of C. argentea var. cristata.


What i understand about Celosia is that it has two forms, one with crested or feathery spike, it is called C. argentea var. cristata (C. cristata) and the other is without crest or feathery top, known as C. argentea var. spicata (C. spicata).

So, i agree with … and would request … to correct me if my understanding is wrong.


I too agree with …



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Family?: I took the picure of cobscomb at Tuglakabad. But do not have much idea of the the family.


Celosia argentea var. cristata with caution that the matter of identity has to be resolved in eFlora India group.


In addition another document by Graf 1992 names it as Celosia cristata!


Thanks … I thought one of them is cobscomb.


Yes it is ‘Cockscomb” a popular ornamental in India which is cultivated variety of Celosia argentea known as Celosia argentea var. cristata.


Celosia argentea.



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Hooghly Today : might be Celosia cristata L. (of Bengal Plants) : Attachments (4).  3 posts by 2 authors.

Found this small Celosia in front yard.



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Plant ID 050513-ASP2 :  Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Please Id the plant in the photo taken from a garden in Sri Lanka



Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: MN-2: Celosia argentea cristata: Sending photos of Celosia argentea cristata
Common name : Cockscomb
Place : From our balcony at Dombivli
Date : March 2010
Habitat : Cultivated
An interesting incident : My wife cut the plant nicely thinking that it is the common Red amaranthus (Lal mat) which we cook as vegetable and later she realised the mistake !!



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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week : sk-06 : Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze:

This is the common ornamental Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze.


Yes … Very good photograph.



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[efloraofindia:For Id 04022013MR3] Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: shrub with maroon flowers at Pune:

Sep 2012

Requesting identification of 3-4 feet tall shrub with maroon flowers at joggers park at Pune


It looks like cockscomb (Celosia cristata).

Thank you … for the Id


I searched for the images of Celosia cristata on net. In all the pictures I didn’t find any with coloured leaves.
Can this be red Amaranth vegetable?
I may be wrong though.


I have this plant at home with coloured leaves and exactly the same soaking pink flowers. I have just posted image of leaves here.
Last year leaves were more of pink. This year leaves are green+ pink.
I had noticed that the part of leaves which were in sun was more pink and the parts in shade were green.
Sparrows gorge on the seeds, I haven’t tried uptill now 🙂
Seeds were sold to me as Celosia Plumosa (Cockscomb), I am still confused as to what exactly it is called celosia argentea var. plumosa or celosia cristata.



 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: DV12 :: 19 NOV 06 17:06:07 :: Celosia argentea var. cristata in garden of SGNP: Celosia argentea L. var.cristata (L.) Kuntze

se-LO-see-uh or kay-LO-see-uh — from the Greek kelos (dry, burnt) – referring to its colorDave’s Botanary
ar-JEN-tee-uh — silveryDave’s Botanary
kris-TAY-tuh — crestedDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: cockscomb • Bengali: মোরগফুল moragaphool • Hindi: लाल मुर्ग़ा lalmurga, मोरशिखा morshikha, murga-ka-phul • Manipuri: haolei • Marathi: मयूरशिख or मयूरशिखा mayurashikha, मयूरशिखर mayurashikhara, मोरशेंडी morashendi, मोरशिखा morashikha • Sanskrit: मयुरचुडा mayurachuda, मयूरशिखा mayurashikha, sunishannaka • Tamil: சாவற்சூட்டுப்பண்ணை cavarcuttuppannai, கோழிக்கொண்டை kolikkontai, கோழிப்பூ kozhi poo • Telugu: మయూరశిఖి mayurasikhi
Distribution: pantropical; cultivated worldwide
References: Flowers of IndiaDave’s GardenTop TropicalsWikipediaNPGS / GRIN

at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai on 19 NOV 06


Very good upload.

I have seen this planted in many gardens in the vicinity of historical monuments in Agra and Delhi



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SK1630 07 Dec 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 500 kb each.
LocationKathmandu , Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 14 January 2018  

Habit : Cultivated

Celosia argentea var. cristata (L.) Kuntze ??

Yes. To me also appear close to images at

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ID please : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- around 850 kb each.
on the road to Kumily (Periyar, Kerala), january 2019.

Celosia cristata ??


Celosia argentea var. cristata

Is not Celosia argentea L. accepted name and others syn ?


No. Not as per Catalogue of Life.


Amaranth/Celosia : 8 images.
Dimapur Nagaland

Kindly confirm the species


Celosia cristata L. !


Yes, you’re …


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