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Habit: Annual in California. Stem: generally erect, leafy, branched distally or throughout. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, generally pinnately lobed, +- spiny; basal often 0 by flowering; cauline generally clasping, generally spreading to recurved, lanceolate to ovate, rigid. Inflorescence: heads discoid, 1; involucre +- urn-shaped; outer phyllaries +- leaf-like, inner with +- spiny appendages; receptacle convex to conic, epaleate but with many narrow scales. Flower: corolla tube slender, throat abruptly expanded, lobes linear; filaments generally densely hairy, anther base short-tailed, tip oblong; style tip with minutely hairy distal node and minutely papillate terminal segment, tip barely notched. Fruit: oblong to obpyramidal, +- 4-angled, glabrous, attached at side; outer fruit generally +- roughened, pappus generally 0; inner fruit smooth, pappus 0 or of many, narrow, generally unequal scales.
Species In Genus: 14 species: Mediterranean. Etymology: (Arabic: safflower)
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil & Charles E. Turner
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CarthamusPrevious taxon: Carlquistia muirii
Next taxon: Carthamus creticus
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil & Charles E. Turner 2016. Carthamus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=365, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.