Volutaria muricata

(Linnaeus) Maire in É. Jahandiez et al.

in É. Jahandiez et al., Cat. Pl. Maroc,3. 817. 1934

Common names: Morocco knapweed
Synonyms: Amberboa muricata (Linnaeus) de Candolle Cyanopsis muricata (Linnaeus) Dostál Volutarella muricata (Linnaeus) Bentham & Hooker f.
Basionyms: Centaurea muricata Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 2: 918. 1753
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 175.
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Leaves: proximal oblanceolate, margins denticulate to deeply pinnatifid, distal smaller, linear, ± entire or lobed, faces villous with septate hairs, minutely resin-gland-dotted. Heads 3–5 cm diam. Peduncles 5–15 cm, distally leafless, finely arachnoid-tomentose, especially near tips. Involucres 15–18 mm. Phyllaries in 5–7 series, minutely spinulose-serrulate, finely pilose, outer and mid ovate, appressed, dark-margined, abruptly tipped by spreading or reflexed, flattened spine tips 3–5 mm, inner lanceolate, with erect or flaring, flattened, ± spineless tips. Florets: corolla lobes of sterile 10–15 mm, spreading; corollas of fertile 13–14 mm, tubes 5–6 mm, throats 2–4 mm, lobes 5–6 mm. Cypselae pale gray-brown, scars with cartilaginous rims; pappi of irregularly toothed scales 1–2.5 mm, outer shorter and narrower than inner. 2n = 24 (n Africa, as Cyanopsis muricata).

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, sparingly established, in coastal regions, probably escaped from cultivation
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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Calif., sw Europe, n Africa.

Discussion

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Volutaria muricata"
AuthorDavid J. Keil +
Authority(Linnaeus) Maire in É. Jahandiez et al. +
BasionymsCentaurea muricata +
Common nameMorocco knapweed +
DistributionCalif. +, sw Europe + and n Africa. +
Elevation0–100 m +
HabitatDisturbed sites, sparingly established, in coastal regions, probably escaped from cultivation +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering Mar–Jun. +
Publication titlein É. Jahandiez et al., Cat. Pl. Maroc, +
Publication year1934 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V19 194.xml +
SynonymsAmberboa muricata +, Cyanopsis muricata + and Volutarella muricata +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameVolutaria muricata +
Taxon parentVolutaria +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 19 +