Echinops 


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Echinops . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000012947. Accessed on: 20 Sep 2020'

General Information

"Heads 1-fld, numerous, closely aggregated into globose secondary heads that often have a common invol of a few narrow, reflexed bracts; proper invol subtended by a tuft of capillary bristles, narrow, its bracts well imbricate, firm, often awn- tipped; fls tubular and perfect, the cor blue to purple or white, with slender tube and long, narrow lobes; anthers with a firm, narrow terminal appendage, shortly tailed at the base, the tails fringed-hairy; style with a ring of hairs and an abrupt change of texture below the rather short, papillate branches; achenes fusiform, hairy; pappus of numerous short setae or narrow scales, these distinct or ± united, forming a crown; spiny perennial thistles, generally ± white- tomentose, with alternate, toothed or pinnatifid lvs. 100, Old World."

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    Morphology

    Corolla white, red or blue, tube cylindric with campanulate distal part, lobes long and linear.

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    Anthers long-exserted and with hairy tails.

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    Leaves alternate, sessile, often dissected; leaves near the base of the stem larger and wider than those nearer the synflorescences

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    Capitula with a single floret; many capitula packed into dense synflorescences, these terminal and globose or ellipsoid, subtended by few bracts; capitula with or without basal setae; phyllaries 3–5-seriate, the outer free, the inner connate at the base, the outermost smallest and often spatulate with a laciniate apex, the inner more lanceolate

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    Style branches often hairy

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    Achenes ascending-pilose; pappus of short scales.

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    Perennial spiny herbs

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