Carthamus leucocaulos

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Carthamus leucocaulos


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Carduoideae
Tribus: Cardueae
Subtribus: Centaureinae
Genus: Carthamus
Species: Carthamus leucocaulos


Carthamus leucocaulos Sm. in Sibth. & Sm., Fl. Graec. Prodr. 2: 160. 1813.


  • Atractylis leucophaea Gaertn.
  • Carthamus leucophaeus (Gaertn.) Thell.
  • Carthamus persicus Willd. ex Boiss.
  • Kentrophyllum album Cass.
  • Kentrophyllum leucocaulon (Sm.) DC.
  • Onobroma leucocaulon (Sm.) Spreng.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Greece (Kiklades), Crete
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • East Aegean Islands

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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