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.

Other sources of information about Carthamus:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carthamus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carthamus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carthamus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carthamus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Carthamus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carthamus
JSTOR Plant Science: Carthamus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carthamus
Plants of the World Online: Carthamus
Tropicos: Carthamus
Wikipedia: Carthamus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Carthamus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2102, retrieved 10 December 2023

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