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Taxon: Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.

 
Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 455331
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:1296. 1763
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • blessed thistle  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • chardon bénit  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Benediktenkraut  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Bitterdistel  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • cardo-bento  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • cardo-santo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • kardbenedikt  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • cang ye hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • benedikt aptečnyj  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian
  • knikus blagoslovennyj  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: lipids (as Cnicus benedictus)
  • Medicines:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (as Cnicus benedictus)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan (n.)

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia), Macedonia, Serbia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain


    Adventive

    Asia-Temperate
    • CAUCASUS: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Ireland, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part [European part (s.)]


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland (s.e.), Victoria]

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Croatia

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, New Jersey, New York]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Oregon, Washington]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Utah]

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


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  3. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  4. Garcia-Jacas, N. et al. 2000. The natural delimitation of Centaurea (Asteraceae: Cardueae): ITS sequence analysis of the Centaurea jacea group Pl. Syst. Evol. 223: 190, 192.
  5. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  6. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  7. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  8. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  9. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Centaurea benedicta (L.) L. :

  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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=455331. Accessed 17 November 2018.