9479.000 Cnicus L.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Prickly annual herb. Leaves alternate; margins toothed or pinnatifid. Inflorescence terminal, closely subtended by foliage leaves crowded beneath the proper involucre. Flowers yellow, tubular; involucre of several series of broad, firm, spine-tipped bracts; receptacle flat, bristly. Fruit an achene, obliquely attached to the receptacle, many-ribbed, glabrous with a firm 10-toothed crown; pappus biseriate.

Worldwide: One species native to the Mediterranean east to Iran.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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benedictus L.

Other sources of information about Cnicus:

External websites:

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

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: Cnicus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2198, retrieved 26 January 2022

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