1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Centaurea L.
      1. Centaurea senegalensis DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara & Sahel.

    [FWTA]

    Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An annual or chamaephytic branched scabrid herb, erect 1-2 ft. high or prostrate
    Leaves
    Stem-leaves semi-amplexicaul, up to 2 in. long, the basal leaves of early growth larger
    Florets
    Florets purple or mauve in spiny heads about 3/4 in. broad terminating leafy branches.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan

    Centaurea senegalensis DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1960 Davey, J.T. [260], Mali K000391821
    unknown [87], Senegal K000418532
    Hagerup, O. [118], Mali K000391818
    Hagerup, O. [493], Mali K000391819
    Hagerup, O. [493], Mali K000391820
    Leprieur [s.n.], Senegal K000418533

    First published in Prodr. 6: 598 (1838)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Berhaut Fl. Sén. 170.
    • Schnell in Ic. Pl. Afr. I.F.A.N. 2: t. 37
    • Hagerup in Biol. Medd. 9, 4: 55
    • Chev. Bot. 376
    • F.T.A. 3: 437
    • Prod. 6: 598 (1838)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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