9405.010 Crassocephalum Moench.

Description of the genus

Similar to Senecio, but differing in never having ray florets. A calyculus of short bracts (c.1/4 to 1/5 of the length of the inner phyllaries) is present. The genus is typically thistle-like in appearance, but all parts are soft and not spiny.

Worldwide: 24 species from warm Africa to Yemen and the Mascarenes

Caprivi: 6 cultivated taxa.

Crassocephalum crepidioides

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

crepidioides (Benth.) S. MooreDescription, Image
montuosum (S. Moore) Milne-Redh.
paludum C. Jeffrey
radiatum S. Moore
rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) S.Moore[Agg]
vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore

Other sources of information about Crassocephalum:

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

External websites:

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

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: Crassocephalum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1548, retrieved 2 December 2023

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