Mantisalca salmantica (L.) Briq. & Cavillier

Common name

English: Salamanca knapweed

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Mantisalca (1)

           Epithet: salmantica (L.) Briq. & Cavillier (1)

Synonyms: Calcitrapa altissima Lam., Centaurea salmantica L.

altissima => very high (referring to altitude), (altus, high)

salmantica => from ancient Salmantica, now Salamanca, in Spain

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Mantisalca salmantica at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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