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Centaurea  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 36950

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Cnicus L.
  Common Name(s): knapweed [English]
    star thistle
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyAsteraceae  – sunflowers, tournesols  
                               GenusCentaurea L. – knapweed, star thistle  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Centaurea aspera L. – rough star-thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea babylonica (L.) L. – Syrian knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea benedicta (L.) L. – blessed thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea bovina Velen. – pasture knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea calcitrapa L. – red star-thistle, purple starthistle, red star thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea calcitrapoides L. – smallhead star-thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea cineraria L. – dusty miller 
                                  Species Centaurea cyanus L. – garden cornflower, cornflower, bachelor's button 
                                  Species Centaurea dealbata Willd. – whitewash cornflower 
                                  Species Centaurea debeauxii Gren. & Godr. – meadow knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea depressa M. Bieb. – Iranian knapweed, centaurea 
                                  Species Centaurea diffusa Lam. – diffuse knapweed, white knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea diluta Aiton – North African knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea eriophora L. – wild sandheath 
                                  Species Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng. – Iberian knapweed, Iberian starthistle, Iberian star thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea jacea L. – brownray knapweed, brown knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea macrocephala Puschk. ex Willd. – bighead knapweed, big yellow centaurea, big-headed knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea melitensis L. – Maltese star-thistle, Malta starthistle, spotted knapweed, tocalote, Maltese star thistle, Napa thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea X moncktonii C.E. Britton – meadow knapweed, protean knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea montana L. – mountain knapweed, perennial cornflower, mountain-bluet 
                                  Species Centaurea nervosa Willd. – singleflower knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea nigra L. – lesser knapweed, black knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea nigrescens Willd. – Tyrol knapweed, alpine knapweed, short-fringed knapweed, vochin knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea orientalis L.  
                                  Species Centaurea ovina Pall. ex Willd. – lilac knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea paniculata L. – Jersey knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea phrygia L. – wig knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea X pouzinii DC.  
                                  Species Centaurea X psammogena G. Gáyer  
                                  Species Centaurea scabiosa L. – greater knapweed, scabious knapweed, greater centaury 
                                  Species Centaurea solstitialis L. – yellow star-thistle, yellow starthistle, yellow star thistle 
                                  Species Centaurea stoebe L. – spotted knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea sulphurea Willd. – sulphur knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea trichocephala M. Bieb. ex Willd. – feather-head knapweed, feather-headed knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea triumfettii All. – squarrose knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea uniflora Turra – singleflower knapweed 
                                  Species Centaurea virgata Lam. – squarrose knapweed 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Asteraceae of North America Update, database (version 2010.5.13)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Update coordinated by the International Compositae Alliance (TICA) ( through the Smithsonian Institution in collaboration with the USDA National Plant Data Center   
  Reference for: Centaurea   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Centaurea   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Centaurea   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Centaurea   
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