Carthamus

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Distaff thistles
Carthamus lanatus 1 bgiu.jpg
Saffron thistle, Carthamus lanatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Carthamus
L.
Type species
Carthamus tinctorius
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 flower has been used since ancient times in the Philippines, which it has been called kasubha by the Tagalog people.[6]

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

Species[3]

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