Gymnarrhena

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Gymnarrhena
Gymnarrhena micrantha.jpg
Gymnarrhena micrantha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Gymnarrheneae[1]
Genus: Gymnarrhena
Desf.
Binomial name
Gymnarrhena micrantha
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Synonyms[1]

Gymnarrhena is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family.[2][3] It is the only genus in the tribe Gymnarrheneae.[4] There is only one known species, Gymnarrhena micrantha. It is native to North Africa, Sinai, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran.[1]

Often found in the desert, Gymnarrhena is a small plant with long, thin leaves. Gymnarrhena flowers in March and April.[5] There are two different colours of flowers, which are often purple or green and arranged in a rosette pattern.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Desfontaines, René Louiche. 1818. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 4: 1-4
  3. ^ Desfontaines, René Louiche. 1818. Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 4: plate 1
  4. ^ "New tribes in Asteraceae", Phytologia 91 (3), December 2009: 568–570 
  5. ^ http://compositae.lifedesks.org/pages/26183
  6. ^ Common Plants of the Western Deserts of Egypt
  7. ^ Wild Flowers of Israel