Genus:
Centaurea L.

Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.

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

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 Has image?
Rico, L. [1765], Armenia Cnicus benedictus K000297293 No

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

Accepted by

  • Flora of China Editorial Committee (1988-2013). Checklist & Addendum Flora of China Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • 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.
  • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
  • 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.

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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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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