Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Celosia argentea L.  

Family: Amaranthaceae Genus: Celosia Species: Celosia argentea L.  ( सरवाली )






Synonym Amaranthus cristatus Noronha, Celosia cristata L. Flower Color White
Common Name Sarwali Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Wheat Celosia, Flamingo Feathers, Silver Cockscomb, Silver-spiked Cockscomb, Plumed Cockscomb Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Sarwali Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 2000 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Capsule ovoid to almost globular. Seeds 1 lenticular, black, shining, testa very finely reticulate.
Habitat Weed in cultivated areas and wastelands Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Perhaps originally native to India Bark Details
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Shrub, lower stem often woody, Leaves lanceolate-oblong to narrowly linear, acute to obtuse. Inflorescence a dense (rarely laxer below) many-flowered spike; Bracts and bracteoles lanceolate or towards the base of the spike deltoid, Fruit a capsule ovoid to almost globular; seeds lenticular, black, shining, testa very finely reticulate Leaf Details Leaves lanceolate-oblong to narrowly linear, acute to obtuse

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details