Dipsacus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 97 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe, N. Africa, Temp. Asia to N. Myanmar.

Descriptions

Dipsacaceae, D. M. Napper. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herbs with aculeate, or rarely smooth, stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatipartite or entire, sometimes the stem-leaves connate at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal or terminal and lateral Heads involucrate with 1 or 2 rows of foliaceous often spine-tipped bracts of variable length Involucel with or without a narrow cupular limb and developing 8 longitudinal furrows
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts of the receptacle acute, chartaceous and spine-tipped, usually shorter than the involucral bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cupular, small, undulate or minutely toothed, usually pubescent or pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-fid, unequally lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma entire, rarely shortly bifid.
[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stout, erect biennial herbs usually with spiny or prickly stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually large, oblong-ovate or rarely globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracteoles chaffy, involucel 4-angled, grooved, truncate at apex with an almost obsolete denticulate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cup-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-fid.
Note
Dipsacus (from Gr. διψα, dipsa, thirst).
[FIQ]

Sources

  • Flora of Iraq

    • Ghazanfar, S. A., Edmondson, J. R. (Eds). (2013-2019). Flora of Iraq, Volumes 5.1, 5.2 and 6.0. Kew Publishing
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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