Carthamus tinctorius L.

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Common names: Safflower (English)
Notes: This species is listed as naturalised in Zimbabwe by Mapaura & Timberlake in SABONET 33: 24 (2004). However, only two old specimens are present at SRGH (1931) and both appear to be from the Salisbury Experimental Station, which would likely indicate they were cultivated there. We therefore only list this species as a cultivated taxon in Zimbabwe.
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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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carthamus tinctorius
African Plant Database: Carthamus tinctorius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carthamus tinctorius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carthamus tinctorius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Carthamus tinctorius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Carthamus tinctorius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carthamus tinctorius
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carthamus tinctorius
JSTOR Plant Science: Carthamus tinctorius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Carthamus tinctorius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carthamus tinctorius
Plants of the World Online: Carthamus tinctorius
Tropicos: Carthamus tinctorius
Wikipedia: Carthamus tinctorius

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: Species information: Carthamus tinctorius., retrieved 18 January 2022

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