Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
!!Dipsacaceae Juss. Search in IPNISearch in NYBG Virtual HerbariumAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Genera Plantarum 194. 1789. (4 Aug 1789) (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: Y. NASIR
Contributor Institution: Botany Department, Gordon College, Rawalpindi.
General/Distribution: A family of 8 genera and c. 260 species; chiefly N. temperate Europe and Asia, the eastern Mediterranean region, tropical E. and S. Africa. Represented here by 5 genera and about 10 species.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements: We are grateful to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for financing this research under P.L. 480. Thanks are also due to Messrs. B.L. Burtt, I.C. Hedge, Miss J. Lamond of Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and Dr. S.M.H. Jafri of Karachi University Herbarium, for going through the manuscript and giving valuable suggestions. We are grateful to Mr. C.C. Townsend, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for the latin diagnosis of the new species.


Export To PDF Export To Word
Mainly herbs with opposite or whorled, exstipulate leaves. Flowers bisexual in involucrate heads. Common receptacle bracteate or setose. Individual flowers surrounded by a tubular involucel. Calyx limb cupular or of linear pappus-like segments or setae. Corolla gamopetalous, 4-5-lobed. Stamens usually 4, epipetalous. Ovary inferior, unilocular, with 1 pendulous ovule. Fruit an achene, crowned by the persistent corona and enclosed within the 4- or 8-ribbed involucel.

Export To PDF Export To Word Export To SDD
Switch to indented key format
1 Corolla 5-fid (2)
+ Corolla 4-fid (3)
2 (1) Calyx limb of 10-24 plumose setae. Involucel with a short corona Pterocephalus
+ Calyx limb of 5 aristate setae. Involucel with a scarious and prominent corona Scabiosa
3 (1) Calyx limb cupular, toothed or of 8 to many aristate setae. Receptacular bracts herbaceous, coriaceous or sometimes absent (4)
+ Calyx limb 2-4-lobed. Receptacular bracts spine- tipped Dipsacus
4 (3) Raceptacular bracts coriaceous Cephalaria
+ Receptacular bracts herbaceous or absent Knautia
© 2022 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110