Centaurea melitensis

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Centaurea melitensis

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Centaurea
Species: Centaurea melitensis

Name[edit]

Centaurea melitensis L., 1753

Synonyms[edit]

  • Calcitrapa conferta Moench
  • Calcitrapa melitensis (L.) Soják
  • Calcitrapa sessiliflora Lam
  • Centaurea americana Spreng.
  • Centaurea apula Lam.
  • Centaurea congesta Willd. ex DC.
  • Centaurea glomerata Webb & Berth.
  • Centaurea patibilcensis DC.
  • Centaurea sessiliflora Lam.
  • Cyanus melitensis (L.) Gaertn.
  • Seridia melitensis (L.) Sw.
  • Solstitiaria melitensis (L.) Hill
  • Triplocentron apulum (Lam.) Cass.
  • Triplocentron melitense (L.) Cass.

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:

  • Continental:Europe
      • France, Portugal, Spain, Baleares (Ibiza & Formentera, Mallorca, Menorca), Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete
  • Continental:Africa
      • Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Azores (Santa Maria Isl., Sao Miguel Isl., Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial), Madeira (Madeira Isl., Ilhas Desertas, Porto Santo Isl.), Islas Selvagens, Canary Isl. (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, Hierro, La Palma Isl.), Cape Verde Isl. (Santo Antao Isl., Ilha de Sao Nicolau, Ilha de Sao Tiago, Ilha Brava)

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

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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Malta-Flockenblume
English: Maltese star thistle
español: Hierba de cristo
suomi: Maltankaunokki
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