3278.000 Callicoma Andrews

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Tall shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic-oblong or broadly lanceolate, acuminate, coarsely serrate, glabrous with prominent parallel pinnate veins. Flowers yellowish in dense globular heads on peduncles, often in a terminal cluster, Sepals 4-5, free. Petals absent. Stamen much longer than sepals.

Derivation of name: from the Greek: kalos meaning beautiful and kome meaning hair, a reference to the beautiful furry flowers.

Worldwide: Native to Australia. One species only.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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serratifolia Andrews

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Callicoma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1745, retrieved 20 April 2024

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