9476.000 Centaurea L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate. Capitula solitary, heterogamous; florets tubular; outer neuter; inner bisexual. Phyllaries many-seriate, imbricate, with a pectinate or spiny, apical appendage. Receptacle densely setose; setae twisted. Achenes ± laterally flattened, glabrous when mature. Pappus many-seriate, of persistent, unequal, barbellate, scale-like setae.

Worldwide: c. 500 species, Europe, Mediterranean, Near East and Eurasia with a few species in tropical Africa, N. America and Australia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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melitensis L.E
praecox Oliv. & HiernN,C

Other sources of information about Centaurea:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Centaurea
Flora of Mozambique: Centaurea
Flora of Zambia: Centaurea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Centaurea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Centaurea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Centaurea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Centaurea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Centaurea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Centaurea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1566, retrieved 26 November 2014

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