Sarcopoterium

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Sarcopoterium
Sarcopoterium spinosum fruit RJP 02.jpg
Sarcopoterium spinosum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Tribe: Sanguisorbeae
Subtribe: Sanguisorbinae
Genus: Sarcopoterium
Spach
Species:
S. spinosum
Binomial name
Sarcopoterium spinosum
(L.) Spach
Synonyms

Poterium spinosum L.

Sarcopoterium is a genus of flowering plants in the rose family. The genus is sometimes considered synonymous to Poterium. The sole species within this genus, Sarcopoterium spinosum, is common to the southeast Mediterranean region[1] and Middle East.[2] In English it is known as the prickly, spiny, or thorny burnet[3] It is a perennial bush with small flowers in inflorescence. Sarcopoterium spinosum flowers in February to April and its fruits mature in autumn, then fall to earth to germinate with the rain water.

Sarcopoterium spinosum has spines. In the summer (high temperatures) it is dried and appears dead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seligman, No'am; Henkin, Zalmen (2003). "Persistence in Sarcopoterium spinosum dwarf-shrub communities". Plant Ecology. 164 (1): 95–107. doi:10.1023/A:1021289412812.
  2. ^ Gargano, Domenico; Fenu, Giuseppe; Medagli, Piero; Sciandrello, Saverio; Bernardo, Liliana (1 December 2007). "The status of Sarcopoterium spinosum (Rosaceae) at the western periphery of its range: Ecological constraints lead to conservation concerns". Israel Journal of Plant Sciences. 55 (1): 1–13. doi:10.1560/IJPS.55.1.1.
  3. ^ Sarcopoterium spinosum (SRCSP) on EPPO Global Database