1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Carduus L.
      1. Carduus pycnocephalus L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Europe to Afghanistana and Arabian Peninsula, N. Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Arkansas, California, Chatham Is., Ethiopia, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Queensland, South Australia, South Carolina, Tasmania, Texas, Uruguay, Victoria, Western Australia

    Carduus pycnocephalus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bourgeau, E. [860], Canary Is. K001091111
    Murray, R.P. [38], Canary Is. K001091170
    Mann G. [2478], Canary Is. K001091110

    First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2 2: 1151 (1763)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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