Rhaponticum

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Rhaponticum
Rhaponticum scariosum ENBLA03.JPG
Rhaponticum scariosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Rhaponticum
Ludw.
Species

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Synonyms

Stemmacantha

Rhaponticum coniferun - MHNT

Rhaponticum is a genus of plants in the family Asteraceae.

Description[edit]

Rhaponticum species are perennial herbaceous plants with simple, rarely branched stems. The leaves are simple to pinnatifid. The inflorescence is on the apex of the stem. The fruit is an achene with a hairy pappus.

Distribution[edit]

The genus is native to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.[1]

Species[edit]

There are about 25 species in genus Rhaponticum.[2]

Species include:[3][4]

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