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Habit: Perennial herb 5--25 dm, +- tomentose in California. Stem: generally erect, leafy, branched, stout. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, 1--3-pinnately lobed, divided, or compound, +- spiny. Inflorescence: heads discoid, large, 1--few in cyme-like clusters; involucre ovoid or hemispheric; phyllaries graduated in 5--8+ series, generally ovate, leathery, entire, glabrous, tips generally triangular; receptacle flat, fleshy, epaleate, bristly. Flower: many; corolla white to blue-purple, tube very slender, throat widened abruptly, lobes linear; anther base long-sagittate, tip oblong; style tip with terminal segment long, cylindric, minutely papillate, tip barely notched. Fruit: cylindric to obconic, +- 4-angled or +- compressed, glabrous, attached at base; pappus of many stiff bristles in several series, white or +- brown, plumose below, fused and falling together.
Species In Genus: 8 species: Mediterranean, Canary Islands, western Asia. Etymology: (Greek: artichoke)
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil & Charles E. Turner
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cuniculotinus gramineus
Next taxon: Cynara cardunculus
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil & Charles E. Turner 2016. Cynara, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=400, accessed on September 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 25, 2016.