8546.000 Scabiosa L.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of terminal capitula with 1-several rows of bracts. Involucel cylindric, 8-furrowed, expanded above into a membranous, many veined, spreading corona. Calyx with 5 persistent bristles spreading in fruit. Corolla of 5 unequal lobes (rarely 4-6), those of the outer often longer than the inner.

Worldwide: 80 species in Eurasia, the Mediterranean, E African mountains and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Scabiosa columbaria

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
columbaria L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
drakensbergensis B.L. BurttE

Other sources of information about Scabiosa:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Scabiosa
Flora of Mozambique: Scabiosa
Flora of Zambia: Scabiosa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scabiosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scabiosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scabiosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scabiosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scabiosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Scabiosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1431, retrieved 20 April 2014

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