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This species is accepted, and its native range is Balkan Peninsula to Turkey.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Greece, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Dianthus diffusus Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Cyprus K000725348 Unknown type material
Dianthus pubescens 75214.000

First published in J.Sibthorp & J.E.Smith, Fl. Graec. Prodr. 1: 285 (1809)

Accepted by

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

Not accepted by

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press. [Cited as Dianthus pubescens.]

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0