Taxon: Carthamus glaucus M. Bieb.

Genus: Carthamus
Section: Atractylis
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 9233
Place of publication: Tabl. prov. Mer casp. 118. 1798
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Aug-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of safflower (based on sterile hybrids between Carthamus leucocaulos and safflower, the former a close relative of C. glaucus fide Pl Syst Evol 287:92. 2010; fide BMC Pl Biol 11:47 (page 3). 2011)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds Aust Online)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt ; Libya
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine Krym
    • Southeastern Europe: Greece

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia South Australia, Victoria

  • Adventive

  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: France


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  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
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