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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Central Asia and SW. Afghanistan.
Schenkia spicata

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Erect glabrous annual (or biennial) up to 40 cm high
Morphology Stem
Stem 4-angled, narrowly winged, simple or branched above
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal and cauline, narrowly ovate-oblong, entire, obtuse or subacute, 1.5–3 cm long, up to 1 cm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink, subsessile in long, lax, unilateral spikes up to 20 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes 5, linear-subulate, acute, about as long as the corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube ± 9 mm long, limb 5-lobed, lobes narrowly ovate-oblong, about 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted in the throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma sub-capitate, obscurely 2-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule about as long as the calyx.
Ecology
Drains of damp salty depression (Agnew & Haines W. 2114); up to 20 m alt. or more
Phenology
Aug.–Oct.
Distribution
Occasional in the desert zone of Iraq (and probably in the steppe). Mediterranean region, N Africa, Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan to India, China and Polynesia.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Canary Is., Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Caledonia, New Jersey, Vietnam, Virginia

Schenkia spicata (L.) G.Mans. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Australia Centaurium spicatum K000759975
Brown, R. [2978], Western Australia Centaurium spicatum K000759973
s.coll. [18], New Zealand Centaurium spicatum K000759974
s.coll. [s.n.], Australia Centaurium spicatum K000759976

First published in Taxon 53: 726 (2004)

Accepted by

  • Abdulina, S.A. (1999). Spisok Sosudistykn Rastenii Kazakhstana: 1-187. Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Chukavina, A.P. (ed.) (1984). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 7: 1-562. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Abdulina, S.A. (1999). Spisok Sosudistykn Rastenii Kazakhstana: 1-187. Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Chukavina, A.P. (ed.) (1984). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 7: 1-562. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
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