Acantholimon Boiss.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit. to Xinjiang and W. Himalaya.

[FIQ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Ericaceous, cushion-forming high mountain shrublets with needle-like or subulate leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in axils of spring leaves of spike-like racemes (in Iraq); spikelets 3–9-bracteate, 1–5-flowered, showy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx scarious, funnel-shaped, rarely tubular, 5-veined, 5–10-lobed or with truncate limb; limb purple, pink or white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals with short claws, free or adhering at base, incurved after anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, with glabrous filiform or ribbon-like filament, adhering to base of claws of petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary linear-cylindrical, sometimes ovoid, ± compressed, 5-ribbed or pentagonal, tapering into 5, glabrous or rarely verrucose styles coherent at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Utricle crustaceous-membranous, oblong, indehiscent or splitting at angles
Distribution
165 species from the Balkan Peninsula and Kriti through Western and Middle Asia to W China and W Himalaya.
Note
Acantholimon (from Gr. άκανθα, akantha, spine and λειμών, leimon, meadow).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, East Aegean Is., Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang

Acantholimon Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 7: 69 (1846)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & Schiman-Czeika, H. (1974). Flora Iranica 108: 1-158. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Or. Ser. 1, 7, 69 (1846);
  • Bunge, Mem. Ac. Sc. Petersb. ser. 7, 18 (2): 1–72 (1872);
  • Do˘gan & Akaydın, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 154: 397–419 (2007)

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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