Pterocephalus brevis

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Pterocephalus brevis


Taxonavigation: Dipsacales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamilia: Dipsacoideae
Tribus: Scabioseae
Genus: Pterocephalus
Species: Pterocephalus brevis


Pterocephalus brevis Coult., Mém. Dipsac. 32 1823.


  • Pterocephalus coulteri Boiss.
  • Pterocephalus involucratus (Sm.) Spreng.
  • Scabiosa involucrata Sibth. & Sm.



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Greece, Cyprus (C-Mountains, E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus, W-Cyprus)
  • Continental: Asie
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Turkey (SE-Anatolia: Mesopotamian Anatolia), Iran, Iraq (NW-Iraq, W-Iraq: Desert), Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Israel, N-Negev Desert, Judean Desert, Negev Desert), Jordania (S-Jordania, W-Jordania), Lebanon (Antilebanon, C-Lebanon), Syria (C-Syrian Desert, Jazira, NW-Syria, Jbel Druze, W-Syrian Mountains)
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Libya

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



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Plumed scabious
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