Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze, Revis. gen. pl. 2:541. 1891 (Syn: (≡) Celosia cristata L. (basionym));
Sending a photo of Cockscomb (Celosia argentea) from my garden.
Date : 7.2.2010
Time : 3.30 p.m.
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].
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.
seed : Celosia argentea var. cristata from Hooghly:
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/indiantreepix/dd
I collected those seeds sometimes in February end or in early March and photographed very recently.
request for plant id…habitat-garden or pot…place-ambala cantt:
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…
Amaranth sp. for Id- 261211-NS2 – Flora of Madhya Pradesh:
This herb was photographed at Betul, MP. it was a planted one.
This is Celosia cristata (Cock’s Comb) from Amaranthaceae.
Thanks … So it’s a spike type flower…?
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)
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 :
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.
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,
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: PKA9 : Celosia flowers from Mumbai:
Celosia argentea var.cristata
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: BS24: Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze From Panipat:
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var. cristata : Muscat : 100213 : AK-21:
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.
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var.cristata : Delhi : AK-33:
Crested Cockscomb from Munnar, Kerala.
A cultivated, ornamental plant with pink flowers.
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: Celosia argentea var. cristata : Muscat : 100213 : AK-28:
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week:: UD 004:: Amaranth family 1 to ID:
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 …
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.
Hooghly Today : might be Celosia cristata L. (of Bengal Plants) : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Found this small Celosia in front yard.
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:
Yes … Very good photograph.
[efloraofindia:For Id 04022013MR3] Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: shrub with maroon flowers 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.
I have this plant at home with coloured leaves and exactly the same soaking pink flowers. I have just posted image of leaves here.
Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: DV12 :: 19 NOV 06 17:06:07 :: Celosia argentea var. cristata in garden of SGNP:
se-LO-see-uh or kay-LO-see-uh — from the Greek kelos (dry, burnt) – referring to its color … Dave’s Botanary
ar-JEN-tee-uh — silvery … Dave’s Botanary
kris-TAY-tuh — crested … Dave’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 India • Dave’s Garden • Top Tropicals • Wikipedia • NPGS / GRIN
at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai on 19 NOV 06
Very good upload.
SK1630 07 Dec 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 500 kb each.
Location : Kathmandu , 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
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.
Kindly confirm the species
Celosia cristata L. !
Yes, you’re …
Swamy/New series/ID/98 -Celosia argentea var. cristata: 5 images.
GRIN Flora of Pakistan Annonated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flora of China The Plant List Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post Flowers of India Dave’s Garden Top Tropicals Wikipedia Celosia argentea cristata page