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This genus is accepted, and is found in Europe, Africa and Asia-Temperate.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, divided into narrow segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, terminal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals 5, ± petal-like. Petals much smaller than the sepals, nectar-producing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels mostly 5, ± united
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of follicles; styles long, persistent.
Distribution
Some 25 species in the Mediterranean region and eastwards to Iran.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia

Extinct in:

Switzerland

Introduced into:

Assam, Bangladesh, British Columbia, Central European Rus, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Illinois, India, Kamchatka, Kansas, Maryland, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Missouri, Myanmar, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Québec, Somalia, Sudan, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia

Nigella L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 534 (1753)

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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