Taxon: Carthamus lanatus L.

Genus: Carthamus
    Section: Atractylis
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 9235
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:830. 1753
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Aug-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 67 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of safflower (based on the need of embryo rescue and other techniques in crosses with Carthamus tinctorius fide Can J Pl Sci 84:926. 2004)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir, - Uttar Pradesh; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Hungary; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Western Cape
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Norway
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts, - New Jersey
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Adventive:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Latvia
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom


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