Datisca

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 2: 1037. 1753.
,
Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 460. 1754.
Etymology: Cited by Dioscorides as Roman name for a species of Catananche Linnaeus (Asteraceae), applied here possibly alluding to similarity
Synonyms: Tricerastes C. Presl
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 59.

Stems hollow or pithy. Flowers: unisexual or bisexual. Capsules 3–5-angled. x = 11.

Distribution

sw United States, nw Mexico, sw Asia from e Mediterranean region to Himalayas.

Discussion

Species 2 (1 in the flora).

Datisca cannabina Linnaeus, akalbir, of southwestern Asia, is occasionally used as an ornamental; it also yields a yellow dye once used for coloring silk.

Lower Taxa

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Walter C. Holmes +
Linnaeus +
sw United States +, nw Mexico +  and sw Asia from e Mediterranean region to Himalayas. +
Cited by Dioscorides as Roman name for a species of Catananche Linnaeus (Asteraceae), applied here possibly alluding to similarity +
Sp. Pl. +  and Gen. Pl. ed. +
1753 +  and 1754 +
wolf2001a +
Tricerastes +
Datisca +
Datiscaceae +