Taxon: Centaurea melitensis L.

 
Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 316613
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:917. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya (n.w.), Morocco, Tunisia

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Montenegro
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Adventive

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Norway, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Switzerland


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [British Columbia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Idaho, Oregon, Washington]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja Norte]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: New Caledonia

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Pichincha] Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay


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Check other web resources for Centaurea melitensis L. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=316613. Accessed 20 June 2018.