Centranthus Neck. ex Lam. & DC.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial glabrous herbs. Inflorescence of terminal paniculate cymes. Calyx inrolled in flower, enlarging and forming a pappus in fruit. Corolla red, pink or white, with a spur at the base; lobes 5. Stamen 1. Ovary apparently of 1 carpel. Fruit a 1-seeded achene.

Worldwide: 9 species, occurring in the Mediterranean region and Europe.

Britain: 3 taxa.

Centranthus ruber

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SpeciesSpecies codeContent
calcitrapae (L.) Dufr.
macrosiphon (L.) Dufr.
ruber (L.) DC.Image

Other sources of information about Centranthus:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Centranthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Centranthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Centranthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Centranthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-23

Hyde, M.A. (2023). UK Flora: Genus page: Centranthus.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=886, retrieved 25 September 2023

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