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|Family: Dipsacaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Biennial, armed with prickles or spines +- throughout. Stem: erect, generally < 2 m, stout, few-branched, rough-hairy. Leaf: generally < 5 dm, entire or toothed. Inflorescence: generally +- cylindric; involucre bracts unequal, linear, receptacle bract ending in a spine. Flower: calyx limb cup-shaped, persistent; corolla generally lavender (white), tube long, lobes unequal; stamens 4. Fruit: 4-angled, hairy.
Species In Genus: +- 15 species: Europe, western Asia, Africa. Etymology: (Greek: thirst, from leaf bases that in some species hold water)
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles D. Bell & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to DipsacusPrevious taxon: Dipsacaceae
Next taxon: Dipsacus fullonum
Citation for this treatment: Charles D. Bell & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Dipsacus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9855, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.