1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Centaurea L.
      1. Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe to NW. China.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Arkansas, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Algeria, Arizona, Belgium, Brazil South, California, Cape Provinces, Connecticut, Ecuador, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Illinois, Ireland, Libya, Maryland, Morocco, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Oregon, Romania, South Carolina, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

    Centaurea benedicta (L.) L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bourgeau, E. [s.n.], Turkey Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797240 syntype
    Balansa, B. [275], Turkey Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797243 syntype
    Haussknecht, H.C. [s.n.], Turkey Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797241
    Kotschy, K.G.T. [160], Iran Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797242
    Kotschy, K.G.T. [129], Syria Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797244
    Rico, L. [1765], Armenia Cnicus benedictus K000297293

    First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 2: 1296 (1763)

    Accepted by

    • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2006). Asteraceae, Part 1 Flora of North America North of Mexico 19(1): 1-579. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Flora of China Editorial Committee in Flora of China Editorial Committee (1988-2013). Checklist & Addendum Flora of China Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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