Swaziland's Flora Database:
Celosia trigyna L.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Celosia trigyna - Erect, herbaceous, up to 75 cm high. Leaves alternate, stalks slender, 1 cm or more long, blade oval c 4 cm long x 2 cm wide, thin, veined, margin sometimes slightly lobed. Main stem prolonged into slender leafless inflorescence, sometimes slightly branched. Flowers numerous, irregularly spaced. Perianth segments white, scaly, which with their clasping bracts are c 3 mm long. Stamens five, shortly united into basal cup; ovary with three short stigmas. Axillary flowering branchlets often present.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.