Carthamus

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distaff thistles
Carthamus lanatus 1 bgiu.jpg
Saffron thistle, Carthamus lanatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cardueae
Genus: Carthamus
L.
Type species
Carthamus tinctorius
L.[1][2]
Synonyms[3]
  1. Carthamoides Vaill.
  2. Kentrophyllum Neck. ex DC.
  3. Carthamus sect. Eucarthamus Baill.
  4. Durandoa Pomel

The genus Carthamus, the distaff thistles, includes plants in the thistle family.[4] The group is native to Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia.[3][5]

The best known species is the safflower (Carthamus tinctorius).

Species[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ lectotype designated by Green, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 179 (1929)
  2. ^ Tropicos, Carthamus L.
  3. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  4. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1753. Species Plantarum 2: 830-831in Latin
  5. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Carthamusincludes photos and European distribution maps for 9 species

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