Lomelosia stellata

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Lomelosia stellata


Taxonavigation: Dipsacales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamilia: Scabiosoideae
Tribus: Lomelosieae
Genus: Lomelosia
Sectio: L. sect. Lomelosia
Species: Lomelosia stellata


Lomelosia stellata Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 95 (1838).


  • Asterocephalus stellatus (L.) Rchb.
  • Asterocephalus stellatus (L.) Spreng.
  • Scabiosa bipinnata Nym.
  • Scabiosa brevicoma Nym.
  • Scabiosa collina Salisb.
  • Scabiosa jacquini Roem. & Schult.
  • Scabiosa lobata Nym.
  • Scabiosa monspeliensis Jacq.
  • Scabiosa stellaris Salisb.
  • Scabiosa stellata L.
  • Scabiosa stellata var. monspeliensis (Jacq.) Ball
  • Scabiosa stellata subsp. monspeliensis (Jacq.) Rouy
  • Succisa stellata (L.) Moench
  • Trochocephalus monspeliensis (Jacq.) A. & D. Love
  • Trochocephalus stellatus (L.) A. & D. Love


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, France, Spain, Portugal
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya

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



Vernacular names[edit]

English: sweet scabious, starflower pincushions, moonflower
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