7972.000 Crabbea Harv.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Flowers in dense axillary or terminal heads surrounded by ovate prickly bracts. Calyx ± actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla ± actinomorphic, weakly 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous. Capsule cylindric. Seeds with hygroscopic hairs.

Derivation of name: Named after George Crabbe (1754 - 1832), the English poet

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Crabbea velutina

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velutina S. MooreDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crabbea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Crabbea
Flora of Caprivi: Crabbea
Flora of Malawi: Crabbea
Flora of Mozambique: Crabbea
Flora of Zambia: Crabbea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crabbea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crabbea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crabbea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crabbea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crabbea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Crabbea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crabbea
JSTOR Plant Science: Crabbea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crabbea
Plants of the World Online: Crabbea
Tropicos: Crabbea
Wikipedia: Crabbea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Crabbea.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1339, retrieved 2 December 2023

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