Onopordum arenarium

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Onopordum arenarium


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Carduoideae
Tribus: Cardueae
Subtribus: Onopordinae
Genus: Onopordum
Species: Onopordum arenarium



Onopordum arenarium (Desf.) Pomel, Nouv. Mat. Fl. Atl. 1: 20 (1874).


  • Basionym
    • Carduus arenarius Desf., Fl. Atlant. 2: 247 (1799).
  • Homotypic
    • Cnicus arenarius (Desf.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 1663 (1803).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.

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



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