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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cardueae
Genus: Ancathia
Species: A. igniaria
Binomial name
Ancathia igniaria
  • Cirsium igniarium Spreng.
  • Carduus elegans Willd. ex Steud.
  • Carduus igniarius (Spreng.) Pall. ex DC.
  • Cnicus igniarius (Spreng.) Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Cirsium elegans Willd. ex Spreng.

Ancathia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family.[2][3]

The only known species is Ancathia igniaria, native to Mongolia, Xinjiang, Altay, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan.[1][4]


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