Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 58, No 1 (2000)

The genus Scolymus Tourn. ex L. (Asteraceae): taxonomy and distribution

Francisco M. Vázquez
Departamento de Producción Forestal y Pastos, Servicio de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Spain


A taxonomic study of the genus Scolymus Tourn. ex L. is presented. Seven taxa are recognised, two of them new to science: Scolymus hispanicus subsp. occidentalis F.M. Vázquez, subsp. nov., and S. hispanicus [subsp. hispanicus] i. decoloratus Fiori ex F.M. Vázquez,/ nov.; a new combination, S. hispanicus [subsp. hispanicus] var. aggregatus (Ruch.) F.M. Vázquez, comb. & stat. nov., is proposed. The type and full synonymy for each taxon are given. A selection of the specimens studied is presented in Appendix I. Some of the taxa are illustrated in figures.


Scolymus; taxonomy; distribution; typification; Asteraceae; Mediterranean Región

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