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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Iran and Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arizona, Belgium, California, Cape Provinces, District of Columbia, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Illinois, India, Iowa, Ireland, Maryland, Massachusetts, Netherlands, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Norway, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Poland, South Australia, Switzerland, Tasmania, Uruguay, Utah, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya

Centaurea calcitrapa L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Elias, H. [133], Spain K000772925
Sennen, F. [s.n.], France K000772924
Delile, A.R. [s.n.] K000772995

First published in Sp. Pl.: 917 (1753)

Accepted by

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

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