Cirsium 


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cirsium . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000008373. Accessed on: 01 Oct 2020'

General Information

"Heads discoid, the fls all tubular and perfect, or the plants sometimes dioecious by abortion; invol bracts imbricate, usually some or all of them spine- tipped, and in many spp. with a thickened, glutinous, dorsal ridge; receptacle flat to subconic, densely bristly; cors purple to yellowish or white, with slender tube and long, narrow lobes; filaments usually papillose-hairy; anthers with a firm, narrow, apical appendage, evidently tailed at the base; style with a thickened, hairy ring and an abrupt change of texture below the ± connate, papillate branches; achenes basifixed or nearly so, glabrous, firm, thick-compressed, often curved, nerveless, commonly with a cartilaginous, pale yellow collar; pappus of numerous plumose bristles, deciduous in a ring; spiny herbs with alternate, toothed to more often pinnatifid lvs and medium- sized to large heads. 200, N. Hemisphere. (Spp. all sometimes included in Carduus)"

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    Morphology

    Stems spiny-winged from decurrent leaf bases, rarely unarmed.

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    Perennial or biennial (annual) herbs.

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    Anther bases sagittate, the adjacent auricles connate and produced into entire or lacerate tails.

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    Style 2-branched, with an abrupt swelling below the branches and a ring of hairs at or below the swelling; the branches erect, long somewhat flat and ± connate, diverging only near the tips.

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    Achenes ± oblong, compressed smooth, glabrous with a raised annular collar at the apex, attachment-scar sub-basal oblique or ± horizontal.

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    Pappus many-seriate; setae plumose, connate into a ring at the base, deciduous (± persistent), longest in the innermost series.

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    Capitula homogamous, discoid, loosely aggregated (or large solitary and terminal) on the branches.

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    Phyllaries numerous many-seriate imbricate appressed, ± patent apically and usually spine-tipped, with or without subterminal vitta, margins entire to spinulose or lacerate.

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    Receptacle flat or convex, densely long-setose.

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    Florets hermaphrodite (rarely unisexual); corollas white to purple (yellowish), narrowly tubular with a broad deeply 5-lobed limb.

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    Leaves pinnatifid in the Flora Zambesiaca area (entire) with spine-tipped teeth at the margins.

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    Achenes with a raised annular collar; pappus many-seriate, of plumose bristles connate into a ring at the base.

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    Florets hermaphrodite, rarely unisexual, narrowly tubular with a broad, deeply 5-lobed limb; anthers with sagittate bases, the adjacent auricles connate, tailed; style with an abrupt swelling with a ring of hairs just below the branches, these flat and ± connate, diverging only distally

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    Herbs with spiny wings on stems

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    Capitula homogamous, discoid; phyllaries many, in several series, imbricate, usually spine-tipped; receptacle densely setose

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    Leaves alternate, pinnatifid (in ours), with spine-tipped teeth

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