9442.000 Echinops L.

Pope, G.V. (1992) Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1)

Description of the genus

Perennial spiny herbs. Leaves alternate, sessile, often dissected; leaves near the base of the stem larger and wider than those nearer the synflorescences. Capitula with a single floret; many capitula packed into dense synflorescences, these terminal and globose or ellipsoid, subtended by few bracts; capitula with or without basal setae; phyllaries 3–5-seriate, the outer free, the inner connate at the base. Corolla white, red or blue, tube cylindric with campanulate distal part, lobes long and linear. Fruit achenes ascending-pilose; pappus of short scales.

Worldwide: c. 120 species in Europe, the Mediterranean region, C Asia and on tropical African mountains

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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ritro L. subsp. ritro

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Echinops

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Echinops
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Echinops
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Echinops
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iNaturalist: Echinops
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Echinops
JSTOR Plant Science: Echinops
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Echinops
Plants of the World Online: Echinops
Tropicos: Echinops
Wikipedia: Echinops

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Echinops.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2200, retrieved 20 June 2024

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