9477.000 Carthamus L. - Safflowers

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Branched annual herbs with glandular indumentum. Leaves alternate, pinnatifid with spiny margins. Capitula discoid, solitary. Involucre with bracts in many rows, imbricate, spiny, outer leaf-like, inner sometimes with apical appendages. Florets yellow. Pappus usually double; outer row of persistent scales; inner row with scales, shorter and basally connate.

Worldwide: 14 species in the Mediterranean region, Asia and 1 in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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tinctorius L.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Carthamus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2102, retrieved 21 January 2022

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