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Celosia argentea var. cristata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Amaranthaceae
Scientific name  Celosia cristata
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Genus  Celosia
Higher classification  Cock's comb
Celosia argentea var. cristata Online Plant Guide Celosia argentea var cristata Crested Celosia
Variety  C. argentea var. cristata
Similar  Cock's comb, Celosia argentea, Amaranthaceae, Salvia splendens, Mexican marigold

Celosia argentea var. cristata, known as cockscomb, is the cristate or crested variety of the species Celosia argentea. It was likely originally native to India, where it was saved from extinction in cultivation by the religious significance and superstitions attached to the variety by Indian, Burmese, and Chinese gardeners who planted it near temples. The somatic chromosome number for the cristate variety is 2n = 36, while investigation of the typical species revealed a chromosome number of 2n = 72.

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