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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Campanulales (15)

        Family: Campanulaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Phyteuma (2)

            Epithet: spicatum L. (1)

Synonyms: Phyteuma abelis Sennen, Phyteuma ambigens (Rouy) Prain, Phyteuma angustifolium Ledeb., Phyteuma bracteatum Losa, Phyteuma coeruleum Dalla Torre & Sarnth., Phyteuma elongatum Hegetschw., Phyteuma occidentale (Rich.Schulz) G.H.Loos, Phyteuma pyrenaicum Rich.Schulz, Phyteuma rapunculus Pers., Rapunculus albidus E.H.L.Krause, Rapunculus ovatus Bubani, Rapunculus spicatus (L.) Mill.

albidus => albineus, nearly white, whitish

ambigens => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

angustifolium => with narrow leaves

bracteatum => having prominent bracts

coeruleum => sky-blue, blue

elongatum => elongated, lengthened, drawn out, extended

occidentale => western

ovatus => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

pyrenaicum => from the Pyrenees mountains (Andorra, France and Spain)

rapunculus => little turnip

spicatum => spike-like, or disposed on a spike

spicatus => spike-like, or disposed on a spike


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

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