Centaurea
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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Centaurea

bachelor's button
basket flower
cornflower
dusty miller
globe centaurea
knapweed
mountain bluet
star-thistle
wild sandheath

Hierarchical position of the Genus Centaurea

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Asteridae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 405. Jan-Mar 1967.
  
   SuperOrdo  Asteranae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 451. Jan-Mar 1967.
  
   Ordo  Asterales Lindl.
pub. 1833
  
   Familia  Asteraceae Dumort.
pub. Comment. Bot.: 55. Nov-Dec 1822.
common name: Sunflowers
  
   Subfamilia  Centaureoideae (Cass.) Lindl. in Loud.
pub. Encycl. Pl.: 1074. 1829.
  
   Tribus  Centaureeae Cass.
pub. J. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat. 88: 154. Feb 1819.
  
   Subtribus  Centaureinae (Cass.) Dumort.
pub. Fl. Belg.: 72. 1827.
  
   Genus  Centaurea L.
pub. (1753)
common name: knapweed
  

Named members of the Genus Centaurea

1
   Species  americana Nutt.
common name: American star-thistle, basket flower
  
2
   Species  aspera L.
common name: rough star-thistle
3
   Species  austriaca Willd.
syn. Centaurea phrygia
4
   Species  benedicta (L.) L.
syn. Cnicus benedictus
5
   Species  biebersteinii DC.
common name: spotted knapweed
6
   Species  bovina Velen.
common name: pasture knapweed
7
   Species  calcitrapa L.
common name: red star-thistle
8
   Species  calcitrapoides L.
common name: smallhead star-thistle
9
   Species  cineraria L.
common name: dusty miller
10
   Species  cyanus L.
common name: cornflower, bachelor's button
  
11
   Species  dealbata Willd.
common name: whitewash cornflower
12
   Species  debeauxii Gren. & Godr.
 
13
   Subspecies  thuillieri Dost´┐Żl
common name: meadow knapweed
14
   Species  depressa Bieb.
15
   Species  diffusa Lam.
common name: white knapweed
16
   Species  diluta Ait.
common name: North African knapweed
17
   Species  dubia Suter
 
18
   Subspecies  vochinensis (Bernh. ex Reichenb.) Hayek
syn. Centaurea nigrescens
19
   Species  eriophora L.
common name: wild sandheath
20
   Species  iberica Trev. ex Spreng.
common name: Iberian knapweed
21
   Species  jacea L.
common name: brownray knapweed
22
   Species  macrocephala Puschk. ex Willd.
common name: bighead knapweed, giant knapweed, globe centaurea
  
23
   Species  maculosa auct. non Lam.
syn. Centaurea biebersteinii
24
   Species  melitensis L.
common name: Maltese star-thistle
25
   Species  montana L.
common name: perennial cornflower, mountain bluet
  
26
   Species  moschata L.
syn. Amberboa moschata
27
   Species  muricata L.
syn. Cyanopsis muricata
28
   Species  nervosa Willd.
syn. Centaurea uniflora ssp. nervosa
29
   Species  nigra L.
common name: knapweed, Cnapan Dubh  (Gaelic)
  
 
30
   Varietas  radiata DC.
syn. Centaurea nigra
31
   Species  nigrescens Willd.
common name: Tyrol knapweed
32
   Species  paniculata L.
common name: Jersey knapweed
33
   Species  phrygia L.
common name: wig knapweed
34
   Species  picris Pallas ex Willd.
syn. Acroptilon repens
35
   Species  pratensis Thuill., non Salisb.
syn. Centaurea debeauxii ssp. thuillieri
36
   Species  repens L.
syn. Acroptilon repens
37
   Species  rothrockii Greenm.
common name: Rothrock's knapweed
38
   Species  salmantica L.
syn. Mantisalca salmantica
39
   Species  scabiosa L.
common name: greater knapweed
  
40
   Species  solstitialis L.
common name: yellow star-thistle
  
41
   Species  squarrosa Willd.
syn. Centaurea triumfettii
42
   Species  sulphurea Willd.
common name: sulphur knapweed
43
   Species  transalpina Schleich. ex DC.
common name: alpine knapweed
44
   Species  trichocephala Bieb. ex Willd.
common name: feather-head knapweed
45
   Species  triumfettii All.
common name: squarrose knapweed
46
   Species  uniflora Turra
 
47
   Subspecies  nervosa (Willd.) Bonnier & Layens
common name: singleflower knapweed
48
   Species  virgata Lam.
 
49
   Varietas  squarrosa (Willd.) Boiss.
syn. Centaurea triumfettii
50
   Species  vochinensis Bernh. ex Reichenb.
syn. Centaurea nigrescens
51
   Species  x pouzinii DC.

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   

 

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