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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe, N. Africa, Temp. Asia to N. Myanmar.

[FTEA]

Dipsacaceae, D. M. Napper. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herbs with aculeate, or rarely smooth, stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatipartite or entire, sometimes the stem-leaves connate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal or terminal and lateral Heads involucrate with 1 or 2 rows of foliaceous often spine-tipped bracts of variable length Involucel with or without a narrow cupular limb and developing 8 longitudinal furrows
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts of the receptacle acute, chartaceous and spine-tipped, usually shorter than the involucral bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cupular, small, undulate or minutely toothed, usually pubescent or pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-fid, unequally lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma entire, rarely shortly bifid.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Stout, erect biennial herbs usually with spiny or prickly stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually large, oblong-ovate or rarely globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracteoles chaffy, involucel 4-angled, grooved, truncate at apex with an almost obsolete denticulate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cup-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-fid.
Note
Dipsacus (from Gr. διψα, dipsa, thirst).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Assam, Austria, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krym, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Manchuria, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

Extinct in:

Palestine

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, California, Canary Is., Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Ecuador, Illinois, Iowa, Juan Fernández Is., Kentucky, Madeira, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Oregon, Sweden, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Vermont

Dipsacus L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 97 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 249.

Flora of Iraq

  • Linnaeus, Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 43 (1754)
  • Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. ed. 1, 97 (1753);

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 43 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl: 97 (1753)

Flora of Iraq
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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