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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
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA*, NM*, NV*, OR°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Atlas WWeed)

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]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • 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

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

References:

More:

Check other web resources for Centaurea melitensis L.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?316613 (20 September 2014)

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