Centaurea melitensis L.

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Centaurea melitensis

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Description: Erect annual herb up to 1 m. tall. Stems narrowly winged
Notes: Introduced as an ornamental and has escaped, per Maroyi (2006), p. 199.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe; widespread in Africa, Europe, N & S America, Australia
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Image last updated: Sunday 23 September 2007

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 24.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 55 - 56.

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Flora of Zambia: Centaurea melitensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Centaurea melitensis

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

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: Species information: Centaurea melitensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=161850, retrieved 4 March 2024

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