Genus: Centaurea L.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Centaureinae
Common names: knapweed
Genus number: 2232
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 68 (13 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 2004. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 54. (Taxon) 53:818.
  • Garcia-Jacas, N. et al. 2000. The natural delimitation of Centaurea (Asteraceae: Cardueae): ITS sequence analysis of the Centaurea jacea group. Pl. Syst. Evol. 223:185-199.
  • Garcia-Jacas, N. et al. 2001. Generic delimitation and phylogeny of the subtribe Centaureinae (Asteraceae): a combined nuclear and chloroplast DNA analysis. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 87:503-515.
  • Greuter, W. et al. 2001. (1509) Proposal to conserve the name Centaurea with a conserved type. (Taxon) 50:1201-1205.
  • Ochsmann, J. Welcome to the Centaurea pages. (Centaurea Pages)
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Centaurea
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 16 June 2019.