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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. Turkey to Iran.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, 0.4–1.3 m high; stem white, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, sessile, with entire to spiny-serrate margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula 2.5–3 cm long; outer phyllaries resembling the leaves; innermost phyllaries entire, acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, orange or red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 6–10 mm long; pappus ± 5 mm long or absent.
Distribution
Grown at least in S3.
Vernacular
Astur (Somali), safflower (English).
Note
Native of south-western Asia

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1350 - 2800 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba

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[FSOM]
Use
Formerly cultivated for its red and yellow pigments, now mainly for the oil-producing achenes.

Native to:

Iran, Turkey

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Alberta, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belgium, Borneo, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hainan, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Korea, Krym, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Madeira, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Ohio, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qinghai, Queensland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, Washington, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Carthamus tinctorius L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mooney [5108], Ethiopia 16267.000
Murray, R.P. [s.n.], Canary Is. K001091204
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2959], India K001118276
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2959], Bangladesh K001118277
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2959] K001118278

First published in Sp. Pl.: 830 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Ali, S.I. & Qaiser, M. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Pakistan 223: 1-363. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • 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: 1-579. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Ling, Y. & C.Shih in Ling, Y. Et Ge, X. (1987). Compositae. Echinopsidae. Cynareae Flora Reiublicae Popularis Sinicae 78(1): 1-230. Science Press.
  • Bobrov, E.G. & S.K. Czerepanov (eds.) (1963). Compositae. Tribes Cynareae and Mutisieae Flora of the USSR 28: 1-651. Science Publishers, Inc.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • 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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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