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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 987. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/28/2018)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 12/16/2019)
Human edible: Fruits
Details: Economic use: Achenes contain a potentially edible oil. A Mediterranean species has been used as a flavoring (Couplan 1998).
TOXICITY: Toxicity: Predicted
Details: Toxicity: Some species of this genus contain sesquiterpene lactones suspected to be potentially toxic if sufficiently large quantities were consumed by grazing animals, though toxicity has not been reported; additionally, some species may accumulate nitrate and some contain compounds that are phototoxic in vitro (Burrows & Tyrl, 2001).



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