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This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe to NW. China.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Algeria, Arizona, Arkansas, Belgium, Brazil South, California, Cape Provinces, Connecticut, Ecuador, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Illinois, Ireland, Libya, Maryland, Morocco, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Oregon, Romania, South Carolina, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Centaurea benedicta (L.) L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bourgeau, E. [s.n.], Turkey Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797240 syntype
Balansa, B. [275], Turkey Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797243 syntype
Haussknecht, H.C. [s.n.], Turkey Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797241
Kotschy, K.G.T. [160], Iran Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797242
Kotschy, K.G.T. [129], Syria Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus K000797244
Rico, L. [1765], Armenia Cnicus benedictus K000297293

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1296 (1763)

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.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • 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 China Editorial Committee (1988-2013). Checklist & Addendum Flora of China Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ali, S.I. & Qaiser, M. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Pakistan 223: 1-363. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

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