Syn. Gen. Compos.,8. 1832
Introduced; Mediterranean region to c Asia.
Species 6 (1 in the flora).
Amberboa has often been included within Centaurea, from which it differs by cypselae each with a denticulate apex and a conspicuous rim around the basal scar. The chromosome base number x = 16 is higher than that in most species of Centaurea in a strict sense. Molecular phylogenetic studies of the relationships of Cynareae genera (A. Susanna et al. 1995) place Amberboa as sister to the remaining genera of the Centaureinae.
|Author||David J. Keil +|
|Basionym||Centaurea Amberboa +|
|Etymology||Pre-Linnaean genus name Amberboi Vaillant, cited by Linnaeus in his original publication of Centaurea +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Reference||gabrielian1996a + and iljin1932a +|
|Taxon name||Amberboa +|
|Taxon parent||Asteraceae tribe Cardueae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 19 +|