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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Namibia, Northern Provinces

Introduced into:

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Papaver aculeatum Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1982 Burchell [1633], South Africa K000230122 Unknown type material
Burchell [2952], South Africa K000230123
Bancroft [s.n.], Queensland K000653253
Brown, R. [4929], Australia K000653198

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 92 (1800)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Kadereit, J.W. & Baldwin, B.G. (2011). Systematics, phylogeny, and evolution of Papaver californicum and Stylomecon heterophyllum (Papaveraceae) Madroño 58: 92-100.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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