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
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 (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts, - New Jersey, - Pennsylvania
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Oregon, - Washington
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Georgia, - Mississippi
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Pichincha; Peru

  • Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Norway; United Kingdom

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